Day in history for September 3, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- The Moline Paper Mill went into operation today, turning out a very superior wrapping paper at the first working of the machine. Printing paper will be made in two weeks.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- In Milan, Annie McMichael, 5, fell through a trap door in the kitchen floor of her home into a cistern and drowned.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Augustana College opened its doors today with a larger enrollment than ever before.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Twelve men have applied for the job of custodian of Watch Tower Park, which is now a state park.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Plans for a 124-car parking garage in downtown Rock Island were disclosed today by Robert D. Danico. The $105,000 project in the former Spencer Theater building, on the northeast corner of 19th Street and 2nd Avenue, will include all available area in the building with the exception of the corner area now occupied by the Lobby Tap.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- For people who want to earn the art of belly dancing, or are worried about their ability to cope with the metric system, the Milan park program has classes to fit their need. The classes are open to anyone in the area according to park director Nell Daniels. Belly Dancing is taught by Diane Lowe of Colona, a professional belly dancer. Metrics is taught by Milan mayor Joel Brunsvold, a math teacher at Sherrard Junior High School.
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