Day in history for September 19, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- That terrible disease of Asiatic cholera again has made its appearance. Four or five fatal cases have occurred. We are sorry to relate that Charles Williams, an old citizen of these towns, was one of the victims.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- The county Democratic convention decided not to nominate any candidates to compete against certain independent candidates satisfactory to the party. John M. Dickson of Milan was chairman of the convention.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- The end of the first week of the telephone operators' strike finds the condition unchanged.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Rock Island joins with other Mississippi River cities in protesting stoppage of service on the federal barge line.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- An unidentified truck driver painted part of Moline red when a gallon can of red paint fell from his truck at 4th Avenue and 24th Street, spattering passing automobiles. The street department finally barricaded the area. Police had to take charge in directing cars around the big red splash on the pavement.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- McClure Engineering Associates of Silvis is suing a Chicago advertising firm for $45,271.20 in damages for failing to have its services advertised in the ``yellow pages'' of the Geneseo and Freeport telephone directories. The suit, filed in Rock Island County Circuit Court, names the Reuben H. Donnelly Corp. of Chicago.
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