Day in history for April 5, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- A mob at Dixon lynched a man after applying a dressing of tar and feathers. The man had been beating his wife.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Jim Hardin, engineer at the Rock Island waterworks, secured a pair of deer horns which he will put on the top of the waterworks building fronting the river.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- A movement was on foot among young men in the eastern part of Rock Island to purchase a home for club purposes.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Only one man a week can be enlisted at the Navy recruiting office in Rock Island. The Navy is taking only four a week from the entire state of Illinois for apprentice seamen.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Quad-City residents were treated to the spectacle of a really low-flying airplane as they watched one navigate the streets between west Davenport and Milan. Gene Brenner, Milan, bought the plane, an old Fairchild trainer low-wing monoplane, with the idea of dismantling it. He couldn't fly it from its pasture near Mahoney's race track west of Davenport, so he snipped off its wings and began pulling it behind a wrecker.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- There's a professional lock picker working at the Rock Island Arsenal. But don't worry, the security of the nation isn't threatened by his presence, he is an employee of the military post. Kline Wartman maintains all the locks on Arsenal Island, and as a courtesy frequently opens cars which contain the keys.
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