Day in history for October 1, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Alex F. Swander offers himself as a candidate for sheriff on the Whig party ticket.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- At a meeting in the Harper House the following were chosen as delegates to a river improvement convention to be held in St. Paul: Frederick Weyerhaeuser, Congressman John B. Hawley, Mayor W.P. Butler and A.C. Dart, all of Rock Island, and J.S. Gilmore of Moline. John Deere presided at the meeting.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- ``Foxy Quiller'' will be the attraction at the Illinois Theater this evening.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- A banquet was held in the Fort Armstrong Hotel to open the membership campaign of the Rock Island Civic Music Association.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Bonzo II, the talented chimpanzee who stars in ``Bonzo Goes to College,'' will make two personal appearances, matinee and evening, at the Rocket Theater when the picture opens Saturday. Helen Carr, former Copa line girl, is accompanying the chimp to Rock Island.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Illinois Bell manager Gary Robinson announced today that customers may begin ordering dual-name listings in telephone directories beginning Oct. 3. Such directory listings will be available to cover these situations: Two individuals with the same last name living at the same address. A second informal first name by which a person is known. Widows who wish to list their husband's name and their own.
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