Day in history for October 19, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- With but one day's previous notice, the Democracy of Rock Island assembled in mass meeting to listen to speeches from Judge Douglas and other distinguished speakers present.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Officers elected by the Rock Island And Peoria Railroad are P.L. Cable, Ben T. Cable, Cornelius Lynde, Joseph Gaskell and R.R. Cable.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Trainmen have been ordered by the mayor to stop whistling at crossings from 1st to 24th Street, Rock Island.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- The Rock Island Stove Company will build a $25,000 addition to take care of its growing business.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Another mural was added to the recently redecorated Rock Island city clerk's office. It is a 4-by-9-foot color photograph of the Rock Island approach to the Centennial Bridge. Previous murals installed on other walls of the office show views of the city's water tanks, sewage disposal plant and waterworks plant facilities.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- A small amount of radium, donated by a Moline doctor, was transported by state officials in shielded containers from the doctor's office. The radium, donated by Dr. Norbert C. Barwasser, was picked up at the request of the doctor from his Fifth Avenue Building office in downtown Moline. The 24 milligrams of radium is being given to Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital and Rush Medical School, Chicago.
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