Day in history for December 20, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- The steamboat Geneva burst its boiler and burned at Alton. Several persons were killed.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- General Baird of the U.S. Army is a guest at the Harper House.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Charles H. Rosenfield is home from Exeter, N.H., for the holidays.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Stores will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights this week for the benefit of tardy Christmas shoppers.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Yes, 720 pigeons would make a lot of pigeon pie. Thus far this year, August Sturtewagon of Atkinson, has caught just that many in cages installed on top of the Farmers National Bank building and other adjoining store buildings in Geneseo. Through this endeavor, Mr. Sturtewagon not only rids the local business district of a nuisance, but also entertains his friends at pigeon feeds, as well as distributing them to his acquaintances.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Moline Central Properties, associated with the downtown redevelopment group, purchased The New York Store at 1523 5th Ave. and the adjoining Neiberg building. ``The group feels the buildings should be torn down and replaced with a new office complex having retail outlets on the first floor and offices above,'' Arthur Holmes, vice president of Central Properties, said. Central Properties purchased the two three-story buildings from the Earl Beling estate.
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