Day in history for May 11, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- By a private letter from one of the contractors of the Rock River railroad bridge, dated at Chicago, we learn that the tools, etc., to be used in the construction of that work are now on the way to this place.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Prices have been reduced at the Harper House. The rate of $2 to $3 a day includes all meals.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Lieutenant Lloyd H. Chandler, Rock Island, has been appointed commander of the Decatur, newest destroyer of the United States Navy.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- A Moline man was fined $1,000 in county court today for possessing 500 bottles of home-brewed beer in his home.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- In its present condition, the backstop for batting practice of the Augustana College baseball squad won't stop many balls. Police were told someone cut a 6x8-foot section from the backstop netting. Damage was placed at $15.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- The ghosts of Indians long dead may yet rise to haunt Cambridge officials trying to build a new sewer plant. Trustees learned that the Camp Creek bluff site they picked for the new $1 million-plus plant may rest upon the camps and villages of Indians who roamed those hills early in the country's history. Margaret Brown, staff archeologist with the Illinois Department of Conservation, said that a survey of parts of the site must be conducted before plant work can proceed.
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