Day in history for August 16, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- N.B. Buford, Esq., Rock Island, is the most likely Whig candidate for congress in this district. If a Whig must get it, none could be better than our friend Buford.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- R.R. Cable bought 20 lots near the village of Cable on which coal miners there can build homes.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- N.W. Johnstone, San Antonio, Texas, was named physical director of the Rock Island Y.M.C.A.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Mrs. E.G. Don set a new course record for women at Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club. She shot a 79 while defeating Mrs. L.B. Driffill of Rock Island.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- ``If we can afford to spend billions of dollars in foreign aid, we can afford $40,000 for an engineering survey of flood damage in the Rock River valley,'' Senator Everett M. Dirksen told a small audience attending the flood control conference at Wharton Field House in Moline. The senator promised that he would do his best to see that the Army engineers get the money necessary to make the damage survey as soon as possible.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- More than $200,000 went down the drain last year in East Moline because the city pumped a million cubic feet of water that was never billed, Mayor Dennis Jacobs said today. The water was lost when the city drained three storage tanks so they could be painted, and when 47 mains broke last winter.
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