Day in history for April 26, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Forty-one fugitive slaves reached New York and were sent on to Canada by abolitionists. Maryland and Virginia papers have many ads for the return of runaway slaves, fully as many such ads as before the stringent fugitive slave law was passed.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Colonel Crockett of Long View Farm has returned from a great cattle sale at West Liberty, Iowa, which was attended by 500 people.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- The Argus today published a 56-page paper, the largest edition ever printed in Rock Island by any newspaper. This jubilee issue has been in preparation since the Argus reached its 50th Anniversary last Oct. 18.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Mayor Walter A. Rosenfield of Rock Island appeared before a joint committee of the Illinois legislature in Springfield to urge creation of a state police force.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- The Moline Dispatch paid $1,500 to the secret witness who furnished the clue which brought about the arrest and conviction of Ernest Beasley as the killer of Shirley Poston of Moline and Donald Hocker of Colona on Feb. 23. The witness also received $500 from Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gailliaert of Colona, who said they were satisfied Beasley was responsible for both deaths.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Average gasoline prices have reached record highs, with premium and unleaded gasoline nearly 80 cents a gallon, according to the Chicago Motor Club.
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