Day in history for October 21, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- People along the way have been invited to buy stock in a telegraph line from St. Louis to Dubuque. The line would have an office in Davenport.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- The government steamer Alice came up the river to Rock Island carrying inspectors and the commander of the lighthouse service. The steamer is engaged in signal and lighthouse maintenance.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Gilbert White and his son, I.S. White, and Ira Karr returned from a fishing trip in Wisconsin, bringing home two muskies, weighing 25 and 35 pounds.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- The drill team of Davenport auxiliary to the American auxiliary returned last night from the Paris, France, Legion convention, and they were welcomed home by the largest throng of people in the streets since the armistice celebration of 1918.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Six 1,000-horsepower locomotive units, recently completed at the Davenport Besler Corporation plant, have been delivered to Rhodesia, in central South Africa. Reports from that country show the locomotive units to be in fine condition after the trip and performing satisfactorily.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- A proposed agreement would allow the city of Rock Island and its residents and corporate businesses to continue to use the landfill in the vicinity of 31st Avenue and the Centennial Expressway until October 15, 1978, when it is scheduled to be closed permanently.
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