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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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