Day in history for October 12, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- On and after Monday, the 18th, until further notice, there will be two passenger trains a day between Rock Island and Joliet.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Pastors appointed to Rock Island Methodist churches are the Rev. Joseph Hart and the Rev. G.R. Palmer.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- ``Richard Carvel'' is the stage show now at the Illinois Theater.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Upton Close, writer and traveler, told Illinois teachers, meeting in Rock Island, that white dominance in Asia is nearing its end.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- A carrot, measuring 14 inches in length and 11 inches in circumference was pulled by Mrs. John B. Fry, 4234 9th St., Rock Island, from a garden at the rear of her home yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Fry have maintained a garden at their home for the past four years and have extracted some good sized carrots from it, but the big carrot pulled out of the ground yesterday was the granddad of them all.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- It's going to cost him about $350 a minute, but Dr. Harry Nelson thinks it's worth it. Nelson, Director of the Deere Planetarium at Augustana College, will be cruising the Pacific Ocean to glimpse a brief but spectacular total eclipse of the sun. The patch of water 1,200 miles southwest of Los Angeles is one of the few spots in the world where the moon, as it passes around the earth, will totally obscure the sun for about three minutes.
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