Day in history for April 20, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Strangers think Rock Island is a most enterprising city, but visitors notice our peculiar lack of permanent society, one which is cultivated and refined. We are so busy with our speculations and percentages, we have no time for good society and no evidences of culture except a book store and a course of lectures.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- An entertainment sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church guild netted $120 for the new organ fund.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- The Rev. James A. Bingaman was installed as pastor of McKinley Chapel.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Robert P. Galbraith was elected mayor of Moline.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- A group of boys, who used the roof of Alexander Hamilton School on South 7th Street as a baseball diamond, were routed last night by Moline police. Neighbors advised police the boys were on the roof and when officers arrived they found them busily engaged in a baseball game.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- The flashing lights and clanging bells of pinball machines may soon be heard in Rock Island County taverns. The county board will consider a resolution amending the liquor control ordinance to permit the pins to be installed in taverns and other business places in unincorporated areas of the county. Rock Island, Moline and East Moline already permit the machines in taverns and amusement establishments and there is little reason to forbid them in taverns controlled by the county's ordinance.
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