Day in history for October 10, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- P.S. Albert has given The Argus editor a monster beet which for size will be hard to beat. Grown in his garden, this unbeatable beet measures 24 inches in circumference and weighs 10 pounds.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Mayor W.P. Butler is to be commended for staying home and signing orders for pay to laborers instead of going to the river improvement convention in St. Paul.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Twenty-five linemen went on strike in sympathy with the women operators, who have been on strike for a long time.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Two hundred persons have joined the Rock Island Civic Music Association.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- The Quad-Cities took part in a gigantic birthday party today as a railroad closed the book on its first 100 years and began writing a new volume with a 2052 publishing date. The area, especially Rock Island, namesake of the Rock Island Lines, adopted a festive spirit to honor the railroad which has been a major contributor to the population and industrial life of the Quad-Cities.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Neither police nor school officials believe they can eradicate shoplifting. But the PTA of a Moline grade school hopes to dissuade some students from the crime by sponsoring a panel discussion on the topic. At 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at Willard Elementary School, Jean Holt and other members of the PTA hope to change the minds of a few of the youngsters who think shoplifting is fun.
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