Day in history for August 18, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Rock Island has put in $60,000 and Davenport has contributed the same amount toward the Chicago And Rock Island Railroad. These cities are entitled to know where the depot will be located so that this town can go ahead and grow.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- A fire, which broke out in the Milan House at Milan, was soon extinguished.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- While Police Chief Darnell was seated in his office cleaning his revolver, he absent-mindedly replaced the cartridge and pulled the trigger. The bullet struck Officer Herman Sehnert in his right leg just above the knee.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- The Quad-Cities completed plans today to welcome Charles A. Lindbergh tomorrow, giving him a hero's welcome for his exploit in flying across the Atlantic alone.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- A raging fire at the Jesse Armstrong farm, east of Cordova, reduced a recently remodeled dairy barn to ashes. The loss of the barn was estimated at $6,000, although the damage to produce and machinery may almost equal that sum.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- An experimental energy saving course at Black Hawk College this summer is proving so successful it may be repeated again this fall, officials say. ``The four two-hour sessions of the ``Home Energy Savers Program'' is ending this week, but response in Rock Island and Henry Counties has been so good officials say they hope to see it repeated.
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