Day in history for October 17, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- A sale of Illinois Central Railroad bonds, amounting to $50,000, has been made.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- The twelfth regiment of Illinois Volunteers of the Civil War held its first reunion at Princeton. Attending from Rock Island County were Robert Koehler, John W. Newton and Reuben G. Hollister.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Sam Ryerson has returned from Washington, where he attended a meeting of the Sons of Veterans as a delegate from H.H. Cleaveland camp of Rock Island.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- A monument was dedicated today in Acacia Lawn, the Masonic section of Memorial Park Cemetery in Rock Island.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- The William E. Bettendorf mansion has been pulled into a tug-of-war game between the Scott County supervisors, who want to turn it into a hospital, and the Bettendorf civic league and park board, which would like to have the home and grounds as a community center and park. The home is located on an 18-acre estate in the center of the city.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- More than 200 Moline High School students dropped out of school last year, but administrators say the 5.63 percent dropout rate is ``very good'' compared with those of similar schools. Counseling coordinator Joe Wasson nevertheless told the board of education Tuesday night that officials still are concerned that 222 students left MHS last year.
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