Day in history for September 10, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- After Congress had approved $90,000 for improvement of the Mississippi River, our congressman succeeded in getting $50,000 more inserted in the rivers and harbors bill. The additional appropriation is for removing snags and dredging in the Rock Island rapids.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- At the Republican county convention, the following were nominated: Lucian Adams, for judge; S.S. Crompton, for treasurer; John V. Cook, for county clerk; M.M. Sturgeon, for county superintendent of schools.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Miss Anna Marshall was chosen a member of the Rock Island High School corps of teachers at a meeting of the board of education.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- City and state motorcycle officers arrested 24 motorists for headlight violations.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- A modern new shop for the maintenance and repair of diesel engines has just been opened by the Rock Island Lines at Silvis. The shop will service principally freight diesel engines.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Plans to build a $4 million retirement complex near 1st St. A and 19th Ave. in Moline were unveiled by Lutheran Welfare Services of Illinois. The development will feature five buildings, 13 apartments in each, overlooking a wooded ravine, and 49 apartments in a building attached to a community center. Partial funding for the complex will come from the estate of the late Swan Henry Forsberg of Moline.
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