Day in history for October 11, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- The Argus editor has been presented with sweet potatoes so large 13 of them make half a bushel. They were grown in the garden of Kinney and Hakes.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Archibald Morton informed The Argus that he had discovered a 4-foot vein of coal on the bluff two miles south of Andalusia, where he owns 70 acres and has leased 500 acres more.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- News has reached here that Louis Joseph Davenport was killed in a railroad accident on the Northern Pacific near Red Lodge, Mont. He was a lineal descendent of Colonel George Davenport, first settler in this region.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Rock Island police and finance committees supported the mayor in asking for the resignation of the police matron and abolishing the office.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- A half-ton Civil War cannon, taken by pranksters from the old Shellenberger Dray Company yards in Monmouth nearly fifty years ago, was unearthed last evening from the bed of Cedar Creek, six miles northeast of Monmouth. The cannon was obtained from Rock Island Arsenal as a memorial to be placed on the campus of Monmouth College.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Rock Island's once controversial sex education program will not be reviewed for another five years and classes will remain co-educational. Members of the Rock Island School Board Tuesday night accepted the recommendation of its Sex Education Review Committee.
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