Day in history for October 29, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- The Argus suspects some kind of political knavery in the post offices, because this paper is being delivered two days later than the Rock Island Advertiser of the same date at Cordova.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Many hogs have been lost to the ravages of hog cholera by farmers living in the Preemption and Reynolds area.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Governor Yates of Illinois is critically ill of typhoid fever.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- All letter boxes will be made available for the depositing of air mail.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- The proposal by the Davenport bridge commission to construct a 2-lane addition to the present suspension bridge between Moline and Bettendorf was approved in principle by the Moline plan commission. Members of the bridge commission visited Moline on the invitation of the planning body to discuss the proposed venture which is only in what was described as the very early preliminary stage.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Evelyn Witter, Milan author, has been awarded a plaque by the editorial board of the American Biographical Institute. The plaque was presented for ``noteworthy and outstanding achievement'' in the field of juvenile literature. Mrs. Witter is the author of four children's books. The author teaches creative writing in the adult education department at Black Hawk College and is a ``home teacher'' for the Rock Island school system.
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