Day in history for October 30, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Whiteside County lays claim to 50,000 acres of swamp land in the Meredosia slough which rightfully belongs to Rock Island County. Since the question will be settled by the legislature, it is important for this county to elect William Marshall, Jr., of Cordova as state representative.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- The mayor has received notice that a writ of error has been issued by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of John Ruch versus the city of Rock Island. This revives the old case of the use to which Spencer Square may be put. The question, it had been believed, was settled long ago.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Ten thousand people inspected the Hotel Harms, which was opened to the public today. The building and equipment cost $90,000. John Volk And Co. had the general contract.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- A record street crowd of 30,000 enjoyed Rock Island's Halloween Mardi Gras. The festival was sponsored by merchants.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- The bill for President Harry S. Truman's 1-hour stay in the Quad-Cities probably will exceed $700.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Everybody at Rock Island's Eugene Field Elementary School knows Mandy. When the Labrador strolls into the intersection of 30th St. and 31st Ave. the drivers take notice. For the last two years Mandy has helped her owner, Janice Noppe, protect the kids crossing at the busy intersection.
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