Day in history for April 1, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- ``The Emigrants Guide'' by Daniel S. Curtis, published in New York, says: Rock Island, a city of 3,000 to 4,000 people, possesses importance and facilities superior to those of Davenport. The island which divides the two cities is a charming rural retreat, a place for delightful promenades. Rock Island is likely to become the second city of Illinois.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- There are 124 students in Augustana College. Of that number, three are from Rock Island and 12 from Moline.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- It being Sunday and Easter day, some fine music was heard in Rock Island churches.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Investments which might conceivably reach $1,000,000 in Rock Island, and a like amount in Moline, are proposed by the Central Steam Heat and Power Company of Madison, Wis., contingent upon permission being given by the two cities to install central steam heating plants.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- The Moline board of education received a recommendation that it begin immediately to plan for a new senior high school to accommodate the rising enrollments.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- The owners of the Paradise Theater, 1717 5th Ave., Moline, have decided to turn down the glittering lights, strip the marquee of coming attractions and close the doors after nearly 50 years of continuous operation. The closing marks the end of a theater era for the Brotmans and the Quad-Cities area.
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