Day in history for December 31, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Rock Island city council adopts ordinance paying mayor $50 a year and councilmen $25 a year.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- The following will hold open house Wednesday: Mrs. J.H. Wilson, Mrs. F.A. Head, Mrs. Ben Harper, Mrs. C.M. Osborn, Mrs. Henry Curtis and Misses Cook, Tennie Ralston and Fannie Palmer.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- A united Watch meeting will be held at the First Methodist Church with five ministers giving addresses.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- The decorative scheme at home of George B. Nettleton wins first prize in Argus Christmas lighting contest.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- The Quad-Cities today rounds out a year of substantial progress, with industrial activity heightened by the nation's defense efforts but with morale sobered by the dislocations of the continuing war in Korea. With additional hundreds of Quad-Cities young men in the armed forces as 1952 ebbs, the thoughts of many persons are with their sons in faraway places.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Most of the traffic signal lights used at school crossings in Moline and Rock Island will become illegal after today. The two-section red and yellow lights do not conform to federal or state standards for uniform traffic control devices which go into effect Jan. 1, 1978. Failure to meet federal standards (three-head red, yellow and green) could mean funding problems for the cities.
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