Day in history for July 23, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Whig papers are publishing a paragraph from the Buffalo Express in which the public is assured that General Scott does not intend to resign his post in the Army because of his candidacy.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- C.H. Stoddard, who has the subscription books of the proposed dummy railroad from Moline to Milan, states that about $30,000 of the $60,000 of stock has been subscribed for.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- The people of Milan are working hard to have electric cars substituted for the horse car.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Committeemen representatives of the Tri-Cities, who had been named by their respective mayors, agreed upon the main features of the program to be carried out when Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh visits Aug. 19.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- A 28-year-old Rock Island woman was recovering from injuries she incurred when the car she was driving jumped three curbs, passed through a 10-foot opening between a power pole and a tree, and knocked a big hole in a 12-inch brick and concrete wall at the rear of Bear Manufacturing.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Eight doors to the Interstate 74 bridge towers have been padlocked in the wake of unconfirmed reports of a sniper shooting at a passing motorist and boater. Moline police secured the doors along the bridge deck after officers discovered the doors open during the search for the phantom sniper.
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