Day in history for May 3, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- The Argus urges Rock Island citizens to vote in favor of the purchase by the city of $20,000 more of the stock of the Rock Island And Chicago Railroad.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- James A. Payne was appointed town marshal of Hampton.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Articles of incorporation for the Rock Island Sand And Gravel Company were filed today. C.J. Larkin is president and F.D. Gall secretary and manager.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Floyd E. Thompson, Rock Island, a justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, will speak at the dedication of the new Elks home.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- The $100,000 addition to Sacred Heart School, Rock Island, was begun this morning by the O.M. Randall construction firm. The 28 by 200-foot addition will add six classrooms, and when completed will provide facilities to increase the enrollment to 700. At present the school has 508 students, according to Ret. Rev. Msgr. T.J. Jordan.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Comedian Bob Hope will appear at the Quad-Cities Open in July, tournament officials said today. Hope will play in the July 6 pro-am as many of the world's top professional golfers vie for honors in the $125,000 event July 7-10 at Oakwood Country Club. ``I am pleased and honored to be invited to play in your tournament,'' Hope said, ``and am looking forward to returning to the Quad-Cities.'' He was commencement speaker at St. Ambrose College last year.
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