Day in history for September 16, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Austin Corbin, Esq., has retired from the editorial chair of the Davenport Banner to devote his time exclusively to his profession of banking. S.R. Miller succeeds Mr. Corbin.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Dedicatory ceremonies for the addition to Odd Fellows Hall in Hull's block were held last night, 200 men being present. W.L. Sweeney presided. There was music by the Amphion quartet.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- The city council voted to investigate the strike of Rock Island telephone workers.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- The LeClaire Theater in Moline will be closed for an indefinite amount of time because of the failure of unions and management to agree on orchestra demands.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- General Dwight D. Eisenhower spent an hour and 21 minutes sleeping in Rock Island last night. But ``Ike men'' on the general's train promised the Republican presidential nominee will display his livelier side when he comes back to speak at Rock Island Armory tomorrow night. The general's campaign special, a heavily-guarded train of 18 cars, paused at the 31st Street depot for servicing at 11:07 p.m. and then departed for Minnesota.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Construction of a $200,000 Olympic-size swimming pool at Short Hills Country Club, East Moline, will begin within the next two weeks. The new outdoor facility will replace the 26-year-old pool presently used by club members.
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