Day in history for December 19, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Father Alleman's fine new church is not yet finished, but Christmas day services will be held there at 5 a.m.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- By action of the county board, South Rock Island Township was created today.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- New members admitted to the Tri-City Press Club, at a dinner in the new Harms Hotel, are: Nevis S. Morrison, Charles Lewis and H.E. Robb.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- The Rock Island High School students who went on strike when the length of Christmas vacation was shortened returned to classes today and were punished with four detention periods.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Dr. Harry M. Menton, Moline physician, has been convicted by a federal jury of knowingly presenting an altered duplicate narcotics blank to a federal narcotics inspector. Dr. Menton was released on $3,000 bond pending the investigation. The government charged Dr. Menton with changing figures on a duplicate narcotics order blank from 500 to 100, indicating he received less of the drug than was shipped to him.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Hydrogen gas at the Quad-Cities Nuclear Generating Station has exploded three times, in incidents similar to the one Tuesday that injured a worker at a Connecticut nuclear plant. No injuries or radioactive contamination above government safety levels were reported in the explosions at the Cordova plant during 1973 or 1974.
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