Day in history for May 29, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- The scooner Uncle John came down Rock River from Como with a cargo of flour. Besides sails, the Uncle John has two horses in the hold to assist in raising the wind on the double revolving cylinder principle. We wish this strange boat good luck in its voyages. It may need it.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- P.L. Cable, owner of the Rock Island And Mercer County Railroad, valued the road for taxation purposes at $43,101.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Commencement week exercises at Augustana College closed with a band concert in the chapel.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Maxine Briggs, Lincoln School pupil, won the city-wide jacks tournament.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- The Peoria district office of price stabilization said today that it is making a thorough investigation of a potato black market in the 34 northern Illinois counties under its jurisdiction. John M. Kerwin, OPS district director, said that anyone who has made money by selling potatoes above the ceiling price will pay a penalty.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- The 16-mile Dan-O Watkins Memorial Bike Route is nearing completion. Nearly all of the signs designating the route have been installed, and 5,000 maps of the bikeway are being distributed. The bike route was named in memory of Dan-O Watkins, a Moline High School student and charter member of the city's bike route committee, who was killed in a mountain-climbing accident in 1975.
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