Day in history for May 23, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- The Boston Liquor Bill, which would have prohibited the sale of alcohol, was vetoed by the governor of Massachusetts. There is great rejoicing among those who fought the bill. Five hundred guns will be fired by way of celebration.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- The Argus carried dispatches telling of ``tremendous advances'' being made by the temperance movement out East under the leadership of Francis Murphy.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Mrs. E.W. Hurst gave a thimble party today in honor of Mrs. Lloyd Chandler, wife of a naval officer who is visiting her old home town.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- The Rock Island City Council is considering imposing a yearly license fee of $25 on filling stations.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Fire raged through the foundry department of the Bettendorf Works of the J.I. Case Co. this afternoon, causing damage estimated at several hundred thousand dollars. Cause of the blaze was not immediately determined. The damaged area of the plant totaled more than 200,000 square feet.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- John Deere tractors will be manufactured in Venezuela under a joint government-approved venture. Deere said it will have a 20 percent share of the venture, which will be capitalized at $11.6 million. William F. Turner, who has been a division superintendent at John Deere Plow And Planter Works, Moline, has been named project manager of the venture.
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