Day in history for June 6, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- John B. Jervis, president of the Rock Island And Chicago Railroad, and William B. Jervis, chief engineer, are in the city to locate the depot. The decision as to site has excited Rock Island for some time.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- The Mississippi is so low no logs can be floated out of the Wisconsin pineries. There are not enough logs on hand to run the sawmills here three weeks longer.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Directors of the Rock Island And Peoria Railroad met in the Harper House and voted to lease their road to the Chicago, Rock Island And Pacific Railway for 999 years. The transaction amounts practically to a sale.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Eleven firemen were injured in a series of explosions during a fire which early today wrecked the interior of the Eli Mosenfelder building, 1706-10 2nd Avenue, Rock Island, and caused a loss of $140,000.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Rock Island police issued a warning to both children and adults against shooting birds. The Rock Island Humane Society had received numerous complaints of birds being killed with slingshots and air rifles.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Sean Carper is only 11, but he's big enough to fight city hall. Plans by the city of Rock Island to develop a landfill near Ridgewood School and Candlelight Park subdivision, on the south edge of Milan, have gotten Sean's dander up. The landfill, he says, would destroy his frog pond.
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