Day in history for December 7, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Local markets: Corn, 25 cents a bushel; oats, 18; eggs, 15 cents a dozen; butter, 20 cents; coal, 10 cents a bushel.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Several Rock Island people attended the grand opening of the Geneseo House by Abraham Miller and two sons.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Morris Mulcahy was elected chancellor commander of St. Paul Lodge of Knights of Pythias.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Mary Pickford is playing in ``My Best Girl'' at the Fort. Casey Jones and the Jazz Jesters are on the stage.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- The story of the Poston-Hocker murder of last winter, as told by Arthur Shinske, Moline Dispatch reporter, will be aired on ``The Big Story'' at 8:30 o'clock the night of Dec. 17 over WOC radio. Shinske will receive a $500 award and a bronze plaque from the sponsors of the program. In the story the reporter tells of the intensive investigation with the cooperation of readers that finally led to the arrest and conviction of Ernest Beasley.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Rock Island County Sheriff Jim Shaw believes there are at least a dozen prostitutes working in motels near the Quad-City Airport. And while managers of three of the four motels near the airport, the LaQuinta Inn, Howard Johnson's and Regal 8, agree they have had problems in the past, the situation is now under control, they say.
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