Day in history for May 14, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Dr. Junius Smith, who has moved to Greenville, S.C., writes that he has received a fresh supply of tea nuts from China, and he expresses high hopes for his experiments in growing tea in America.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- J.F. Everett, superintendent of Rock Island public schools, reports 1,569 pupils enrolled, with an average daily attendance of 1,348.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Employees of the Tri-City Railway hereafter will be paid by the hour, instead of the month, and wages will be raised 10 percent.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Twelve thousand persons, about equally divided between the spectators and participants, jammed Douglas Park for the greatest athletic spectacle in Rock Island's history. It was the athletic jubilee prepared by the physical culture staff of the public schools.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- With 13 neighbors protesting, aldermen ordered Lue Schutte, building inspector, to withdraw a permit previously issued for erection of a horse stable. The petitioners said the permit was issued to Harry H. Hall, 1400 45th Ave., Rock Island, and that the stable was to be erected in a residential area.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Two Davenport roofing workers were injured this morning when a tar pot exploded. Donald Sittro, 38, of 928 Grand Ave., and Mark Oeting, 22, of the Standard Hotel, were taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment. The two were working at 4629 Northwest Blvd.
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