Day in history for October 23, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- The Whigs have nominated the following for county offices: J.H. Hatch, for sheriff; R.H. Andrews, for clerk of the circuit court; William Bailey, for county judge.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Colonel D.A. Ray is at the Harper House. He is traveling about the state trying to induce the people to vote $531,712.13 for completion of the new state house at Springfield. The Argus denounces the plan.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Joseph Fitzpatrick, known as ``the father of the courthouse,'' died in his Milan home. On April 28, 1893, he had introduced the resolution which led to the building of the present courthouse.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Five bands will take part in the Rock Island Mardi Gras celebration Saturday.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- A spokesman for FE-UE Local 109 charged the Rock Island police department with ``officially attempting to break the Farmall strike,'' a claim that brought a firm and quick reply from Acting Chief Lawrence O. Jones. The police policy of maintaining order will continue.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- A hungry dog apparently touched off a fire in a Moline home, but also saved his owner from perishing in the blaze. The fire at the Harold Davidson residence, 4911 52nd Ave., is believed to have started when the dog tried to reach a pan of food on the stove and turned on a gas burner. After the fire got started, the dog scratched on the bedroom door and woke Davidson up.
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