Day in history for August 10, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Cholera has again made its appearance in this vicinity. At East Davenport some four or five fatal cases have occurred.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Ferdinand Heim is in Rock Island to buy a large supply of ice for his St. Louis brewery.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- All tri-city German singing societies will take part when the Rock Island Maennerchor observes its 50th anniversary Aug. 17 at Huber's garden.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Parking time limits will not be enforced in Rock Island on Dollar Day, Mayor Chester Thompson announced.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Whether flying discs seen in the sky are other than natural will be discussed by a panel of three experts at a television forum in Davenport at 2 p.m. tomorrow. The panel will include Carl Gamble, Moline, an astronomer; Dr. Joseph Foster, professor of mathematics at the University of Arizona and expert in guided missiles, and Carl Menser, manager of station WSUI, Iowa City, radar expert who has attended atomic bomb tests.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Hank DeVooght, the Rock Island County animal control officer, is fuming about county residents who have neglected to pay their dog license fee this year. DeVooght claims that, because of a change in the collection procedure, only 4,500 of an estimated 21,500 dog owners have paid their dog tax this year, at a loss of $46,000 to the county.
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