Day in history for October 22, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- The great statesman Daniel Webster cannot live the day through, a telegram from Boston states.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- The steamer Tidal Wave came up river today and left 60 bales of cotton for the Rock Island cotton factory.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- J.W. Lusk of Monmouth is in Rock Island furthering his campaign for election to congress.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Rock Island merchants will sponsor a Halloween parade and dance.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Fire, causing an estimated $50,000 damage, razed a large barn and corn crib and destroyed stored crops at the George McConnell farm, located three miles east of Route 67 on the Coyne Center road, south of Milan. A witness said he was walking along the road and it appeared as if the roof was blown off the barn when the fire broke out. The blaze was visible as far as the Quad City Airport.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- River towns are full of disenchanted men who long ago let the air out of boyhood dreams to live on the Great Mississippi River. And then there are people like John Vize, Moline, a red-haired, red-faced, grown-up Huck Finn who never shook off those dreams, and eventually did something about them. A few weeks ago Vize grabbed an opportunity to swap his house for a stern-wheeler riverboat. ``I guess I always wanted to be a river pilot,'' Vize says, ``I love the boat and I love the river.''
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