Day in history for December 17, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- The new pastor of Second Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Dr. Hodges, from Missouri, preached last Sabbath. He has been in Rock Island several weeks, but was unable to preach, because of illness.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- The first span of the Rock Island bridge slipped off its abutment when a train derrick hit the bridge roof. John Merrick, conductor, was seriously injured.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- A delegation of officials from Logan County today inspected the Rock Island County courthouse.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Residents of Lincoln Park district pledge action in the spring to fill the dangerous ravine lagoon in which seven persons have drowned.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- An indication of belief in the future growth of the Quad-Cities area was the way Mel Foster, Davenport realtor, described the application he and a Davenport attorney, Harold Hoersch, have made for a TV channel on the ultra-high frequency range.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Federal investigators today were pouring over maintenance records and engine parts as they tried to determine why a small twin-engine aircraft crashed near Davenport Municipal Airport, killing two area men. The crash occurred in dense fog as the pilot, Richard Miller, 23, of Silvis, and co-pilot Mark B. Kuhl, 24, Clinton, were transporting two bodies to a Davenport funeral home.
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