Day in history for November 8, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- The rapids improvement convention at St. Louis ended with all delegates convinced that obstructions to navigation in the Keokuk and the Rock Island rapids could be removed without too great cost. Lieutenant Robert E. Lee some years ago surveyed the rapids here and fixed the amount at not more than $200,000.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Many from Rock Island attended the ceremony when the cornerstone of the Davenport Public Library was laid.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- County officers elected yesterday are: E.E. Parmenter, county judge; H.B.Hubbard, county clerk; W.G. Heider, sheriff; D.H. Lyons, treasurer; S.J. Ferguson, county superintendent of schools.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- For the second night mystery bullets were fired through windows of buildings on the Augustana College campus.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- George F. Crompton was elected president of the Rock Island Agenda Club for 1953 at the monthly dinner meeting of the service organization in the Y.M.C.A. He will succeed Richard Norton.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Harry Pells, general manager of the Quad-City Angels, has been selected as the Midwest League's ``Executive of the Year'' by his fellow club operators. The award is based on promotional efforts, club attendance and operational procedures. He will be honored at the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues national convention in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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