Day in history for July 10, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Soldiers of the Black Hawk War now are entitled to 160 acres of bounty land, instead of 40.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- George W. Platt, Rock Island artist, has returned from his work in the east and has opened a studio in the basement of the Trinity Episcopal Church rectory.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Horse cars still are running into Milan, despite the efforts of the village to stop them. Milan demands that the line be electrified, as other routes have been.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- The first ordination service ever conducted in the First Christian Church in East Moline was held yesterday, when the Rev. Delaney Votaw was ordained as minister.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- There will be no Orangemen's picnic this July 12 for the first time since the early 1870s. The decision was made by the few remaining members of the Orangemen's lodge of Preemption, sponsors of the celebration. The Orangemen are Irish Protestants who take their name from William of Orange, credited with delivering the British from the Catholicism of James II.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Chuck Klyber has been named one of the top 10 Executive Administrators in the United States by the American Association of Professional Executives. Klyber is a native of Illinois, born in Milan and raised in Rock Island and now resides in Springfield. He is presently the Executive Director of Illinois Association of Highway Engineers, Springfield.
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