Day in history for September 17, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- The absence of the editor should be sufficient excuse for the shortcomings of The Argus this week.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Democrats named the following county convention delegates at a caucus in Hillier's hall: William Pierce, John Volk, J.M. Buford, C.W. Negus, W.H. Lundy, J.S. Drake, B.D. Buford, John Albrecht, C.W. Sjoblad, O.J. Dimick, and George Lamont.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Several young women who took the places of the striking telephone operators today gave up their jobs.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Plans have been made for a Rock Island street dance on 4th Avenue.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- A diver turned steeplejack this morning and with the assistance of Rock Island firemen and waterworks employees patched a leak 100 feet above ground in the standpipe of the 500,000 gallon elevated tank in Reservoir park. The tank is scheduled for replacement in a waterworks improvement program next spring. The leak plugged today is the fourth leak repaired in the standpipe.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- The first major program changes in Girl Scouting since 1963, for girls age 6 through 11, were announced by Kathleen Smith, executive director of the Mississippi Valley Girl Scout Council, headquartered in Moline. A new handbook entitled ``Worlds to Explore'' contains many new activities, Mrs. Smith said, while it retains much that is familiar and traditional in Girl Scouting.
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