Day in history for April 18, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Our city is filling up. Our streets have quite an animated appearance. We notice several new stores opening and our dealers generally have received ample stocks of spring goods.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- R.R. Cable, purchaser of the Peoria And Rock Island railroad, has leased the new building at Front and 17th St. for the company's offices. Headquarters will be moved there from Peoria.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Captain Washington Hight has retired after 52 years as a Mississippi River pilot.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- An escaped convict was identified as the bandit who had held up four street cars and a Moline hotel.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- City workmen today cautiously inched about the top of the tower in Davenport's city hall recementing a 75-pound stone which began tottering dangerously yesterday afternoon. Discovered by an unidentified, alert citizen, temporary measures were taken yesterday by anchoring the stone with a rope.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Workers at Montgomery Elevator's Moline escalator plant walked off their jobs after rejecting a last-minute contract offer by management. Employees at Montgomery's Moline accessory plant, however, voted to accept the contract package, which includes provisions for a six percent wage hike and increased cost-of-living allowances. The escalator employees are seeking a 10 percent salary hike and therefore, refused to accept the six percent offer.
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