Day in history for October 3, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Captain John Wilson, owner of the Rock Island-Davenport ferry, has lost his lawsuit in which he claimed ownership of part of the Rock Island levee. The case was tried in Stark County. He will appeal to the Supreme Court.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- The house of James Shields was entered by burglars, who took a patent lever silver watch, Mr. Shield's pants, and 90 cents in change.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- At the annual meeting and dinner of the Tri-City Press Club at Black Hawk's Watch Tower Inn, L.B. McClarren of Davenport was elected president.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Five accidents were caused in Rock Island because of slippery streets due to rain.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Another major step in a long-range program of the Iowa-Illinois Gas And Electric Co. toward a 3-phase underground electrical network for Rock Island's downtown business district was taken with the lowering into position of the first three underground transformers into their respective vaults. All three of the vaults are located on 18th Street.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- An afghan entered by the County Center Grange has won a first place award in the state competition and will advance to the national judging. Agnes White, County Center Grange women's activities chairman, said the afghan, made by her niece, Christine Polson of Prophetstown, was the top state winner.
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