Day in history for April 24, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- The Mississippi River bank is full at this point, and the water still is rising slowly.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- There is no Sunday night train east over the Chicago And Rock Island, but one can take a sleeper here on the Western Union Road to Milwaukee and Racine and be in Chicago Monday morning. This is a point worth remembering.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- The Rock Island Order of Eastern Star will observe its eighth anniversary tomorrow night.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- A Chicago firm received a $2,850 contract to zone Rock Island.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- The ground breaking ceremony for the $450,000 chapel building at St. Ambrose College in Davenport was held this afternoon on the building site located at center campus, east of Lewis Hall. The Most Rev. Ralph L. Hayes, bishop of Davenport, removed the first spade of earth.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- On April 24 Staack's Florist in Moline will mark its 100th year with open house from 1:30 to 5 p.m. John Staack, great grandson of founder Julius Berthold Johann Staack, will be celebrating with refreshments and door prizes. Julius Staack came to America on Nov. 10, 1867, from Holstein, Germany. His interest in flowers led him to build the first greenhouse in Rock Island County for William Nourse at 1619 11th Ave., now the home of the Moline Board of Education, Allendale.
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