Day in history for July 7, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- There has been much dissatisfaction with the O'Reilly Telegraph Line. During much of the time since the line was built three years ago, the wires have been down some place. The Rock Island directors of the line now have decided to continue it to Peoria. That will eliminate the need to send telegrams by way of Quincy or Jacksonville.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Rock Island lawyers beat the doctors in a match game of baseball, 43 to 24. The 6-inning game lasted three hours. Pitchers were M.M. Sturgeon and Dr. G.G. Craig.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- The Milan council demands that Rock Island stop charging tolls at the Rock River bridges which Rock Island built and maintains. Milan officials also have ordered the street car company to stop using horse cars on its Milan line.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- The Rev. A.T. Lundholm, Gowrie, Iowa, was selected to fill the new chair of practical theology at Augustana Seminary.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Officials of the Iowa-Illinois Memorial bridge indicated that plans for expansion would be given to engineers shortly in the hopes that an early start could be made on the proposed new link between Moline and Bettendorf.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Moline, East Moline, Geneseo and the Quad-Cities Nuclear Generating Station are among 80 Illinois communities and industries that have failed to meet National Water Pollution standards set five years ago.
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