Day in history for May 25, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- The schooner Uncle John is quite a curiosity, and in these days of lightning and fast packets, a decided object of interest, carrying us back in imagination to the early days of river navigation, when a journey of three or four hundred miles up the river took more time than a voyage now to Europe.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Colonel Stephenson of Galena arrived to inspect steamboats for the United States government. He is a guest at the Harper House.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- The Retail Grocers Association of Quincy brought 800 people to Rock Island for a day at Watch Tower Park.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Discovery of a huge bootleg alcohol plant on a farm five miles from Silvis may provide a clue to the recent death of a man from mystery burns.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Alderman Ray O'Brien dropped a verbal bomb in the laps of Davenport's councilmen. He charged that an alleged house of ill fame was operating in Davenport apparently with the sanction of the city council. He learned of the existence several weeks ago when FBI agents seized a Rock Island man in Odessa, Texas, on charges of Mann Act activities in Davenport.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Mrs. Charles Deere Wiman, widow of the former Deere And Co. president, left an estate worth $18 million after taxes and other settlement expenses, court records indicate. Mrs. Wiman died June 17, 1976 at her winter home in Santa Barbara, Calif.
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