Day in history for December 12, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- At H.A. Porter's Old Book Store Christmas gifts for children include tool chests, rubber doll heads and India rubber animals, transparent slates, tea sets, kaleidoscopes, and blocks.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Susan B. Anthony, advocate of women's rights, spoke at Cambridge. There was no enthusiasm in the audience. In short, the speech was a fizzle.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- The new Rock Island High School, replacing the school destroyed by fire in February of 1901, was dedicated today.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- At a 7th Ward mass meeting a committee of 52 was named to press demands that a dangerous ravine in Lincoln Park be filled. Two youths drowned there this autumn. (The site of the lagoon is now the Lincoln Park softball diamond near 38th Street.)
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- A result of the recent bus strike came to light today with the release of quarterly attendance figures by Davenport school authorities. The figures, which cover the period from Aug. 7 to Nov. 7, show tardiness increased in the Davenport schools by 117 cases over a similar period for last year.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Mark Willard, 21, of 1630 27th Ave., Moline, has made a gum wrapper chain that he claims is the world's longest. Willard's chain is 150 feet long. The previous record was a 125-foot chain made by a Waverly, Iowa, man.
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