Day in history for June 17, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- City of Rock Island railroad bonds have been negotiated in New York to the amount of $50,000 at the rate of 2.5 percent premium.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- The 4-oared Minnehaha won a boat race over a course from Sylvan water bridge to the Rock Island roundhouse in 11:08. After the race, Ben Harper served a lunch to the oarsmen.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- An advance in pay for members of the police, health and waterworks departments was voted by the Rock Island City Council.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Dr. G.A. Brandelle of Rock Island was re-elected president of the Augustana Lutheran synod for a 4-year term at the 68th convention of the synod in Omaha.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Rock Island's fire defenses operated at high efficiency during the past year. The damage caused by fire in Rock Island in 1951 amounted to $114,448. On a population basis, this property loss represented $2.35 per capita and was well below the average reported for all the United States' cities, $3.32 per capita.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will christen its new survey boat, the General Edgerton, at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Lock and Dam No. 15 at the west end of the Arsenal. The ceremony will mark the 202nd anniversary of the Corps. The craft is named for Major General Glen E. Edgerton, who served as the Rock Island District Engineer from 1930 until 1933.
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