Day in history for March 7, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The Argus notes that the Chicago Tribune of yesterday said that the Detroit Free Press of three days ago said: ``Louis Napoleon of France stabbed; Paris in state of siege; great internal commotion.''

1877 -- 125 years ago
Milan voted, 112 to 2, to keep its special charter, which limits 50 cents on $100 valuation the tax which the Milan council may levy. The proposed charter which was defeated would have allowed taxes ten times as high.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island High School debaters have challenged Davenport. The subject, ``Resolved, that the federal government should irrigate the arid lands of the west rather than to leave the enterprise to private capital.''

1927 -- 75 years ago
A delegation of citizens asked the board of education to build a school in the southwest district of Rock Island.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Carolyn Becker, Rock Island, 21-year-old senior at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, has been chosen as cover girl for the Hurricane, the University's publication.

1977 -- 25 years ago
A lot of heat is expected to be generated when the subject of nuclear power is aired during a public hearing sponsored by Citizens for Safe Energy, a group formed after the utility firm began purchasing property in the Erie area two years ago. The firm now owns 3,000 acres and has indicated an interest in purchasing an additional 1,800 acres south of Erie for a power plant.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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