Day in history for April 15, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- The Rock Island brass band gave a concert at the courthouse, a rare treat.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- The city council is up in arms over the refusal of the Northern Packet line to pay the wharfage charges at the Rock Island steamboat dock.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- The Tri-City Railway Company opened bids for construction of four miles of track in a loop serving the South Heights, Long View Park and Reservoir Park districts.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- The crime wave reached a climax with two holdups and five burglaries in the Quad-Cities last night.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- It isn't too difficult to find a missing tooth, particularly when it weighs 140 pounds. Such a tooth, taken from a rooting machine of the Valley Construction Company, 5th Ave. and 41st St., Rock Island, turned up yesterday at a Rock Island junk yard. Police were told three youths, ages 13, 14 and 16, had sold it for $1.60. The value of the tooth, according to the Valley firm, is $75.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- A 50,000-square-foot addition to Caterpillar Tractor Co's engine remanufacturing facility in Bettendorf has been announced. Construction is scheduled to begin later this year, with completion by mid-1979. Used truck engines are remanufactured at the facility for resale through the company's parts distribution system. The existing 104,000-sq. ft. facility, which was opened in 1972, employs 195 people.
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