Day in history for May 17, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Henry Clay, the venerable statesman, may survive for weeks or he may sink into the sleep of eternity at any hour, his physicians say. He has been assured that his death will not be painful. He suffers from a general wearing out of his system.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- The postmaster general ruled that the New Windsor hack hereafter must pick up its load of mail at Milan, instead of at its office in Rock Island.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Twenty-five thousand vistors are expected in Rock Island next week for the Illinois encampment of Civil War veterans.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Rock Island's contributions to aid sufferers in the lower Mississippi River flood total $2,000.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- A Rock Island camera enthusiast, E.B. Sigler, 1103 4th Ave., is the author of an article, ``Sunlight with Flash,'' appearing in the June issue of Camera magazine. In the article, Sigler describes a method of balancing sunlight and the use of flashbulbs in outdoor photography.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- A replica of the ``Spirit of St. Louis'' is scheduled to make a stop at the Quad-City Airport July 24 as part of a 24,000-mile cross-country flight re-enacting Charles A. Lindbergh's historic 1927 barnstorming tour. The Experimental Aircraft Association Foundation, which built the replica, is sponsoring the tour as part of the ``living museum'' program of its aviation museum in Franklin, Wis.
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