Day in history for September 23, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Judge Grant of Davenport has returned from the east and says cars will run over the Chicago And Rock Island railroad as far as Joliet by Oct. 10. Contracts for grading this end of the road will be awarded next week.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- The Wyman X passed down river today with a raft of logs and the Blue Lodge went by with three barges of freight.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- The Rev. R.B. Williams, pastor of First Methodist Church, was returned to his pastorate by the Methodist conference in session at Streator.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- A Rock Island firm, Hermann Associates, Inc., plans the manufacture of a device from which will incorporate a new principle of gas feed for motors.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Wilbur Smith, 1017 4th St., Moline, had a new complaint for police. He said children opened the screen door of his house and put a cat in the space between it and the inner door. When he investigated the noise, police said, Smith's dog and the stray cat got into a good scrape. The youths vanished when police hunted them.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Deere And Co. Vice President Glenn Leggett had some bad new for the several hundred investment analysts gathered at Deere's administration headquarters. ``The contractor working on the building addition inadvertently cut the main water line.'' Leggett said portable restrooms would be available before lunch.
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