Day in history for July 20, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- It is currently rumored that banking operations are about to be commenced in Rock Island, under the law of this state, by responsible parties.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Miss Ella Wiser and Miss Mary Bryant, school teachers, left for St. Paul on the steamer Clinton.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Much complaint is being voiced about the growth of weeds along sidewalks in Rock Island.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Parents of seventh and eighth graders at Longfellow School protested their transfer to Washington Junior High School.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- A thorough investigation into the cause of a 2-alarm fire that chewed its way through several apartments in a downtown Davenport building was launched by the Davenport fire department's fire prevention bureau. The fire broke out in the second floor rear apartment above the Naeckels And Sons Company Paint Store at 405 W. 2nd St.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Motorists take a second glance when they pass a railroad crossing gate guarding a farmstead northeast of Geneseo. Jim and Alwin ``Bud'' Reschke, operators of the 470-acre livestock farm, say they put up the railroad cross arms and gate for a rose climber and driveway decoration. They admit the symbol of railroading goes a lot deeper. They grew up close to the railroad tracks in Geneseo during the 1920s and 1930s. A train steaming into town was the high point of their day.
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