Day in history for April 4, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- A hotel being built in New York, the Metropolitan, will be six stories high and will cost half a million dollars. Each room will have hot and cold running water and gas light.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- The Rock Island Lines today paid the county treasurer $5,866.88 in taxes.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Honorable Ben T. Cable arrived home from New York today. He was scheduled to leave shortly for Washington and to announce his decision as to whether he would accept the chairmanship of the national Democratic congressional association.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- The new fence around Douglas Park, home of the Islanders, soon will be finished. Workmen have started nailing the board uprights and rapid progress is being made.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Rock Island police have a collection of 20 windshield wipers, which may be claimed by residents of the Victory Homes housing project, 9th Street and 31st Avenue. Police were informed that practically all autos parked in the housing addition had been stripped of wipers. The stolen wipers had been tossed on a porch at 3145 9th St.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- With the completion of the children's library in the basement of Morrison's Odell Public Library, youngsters have a bright new spot to explore the world of books. With red, white and yellow cubed bookshelves, small tables and chairs, and brightly striped carpeting, the formerly drab basement is hardly recognizable.
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