Day in history for December 8, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- How the widows with many children contrive to live in their miserable tenements, which fill up the space between more important buildings, is a mystery. Seek the poor out; give the washer-woman work; hire the jobless mechanic to repair your fence.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Dave Tipton, the popular pilot of the steamboat Montana, left for the south today.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Major J.M. Beardsley, prominent as publisher and lawyer in Rock Island for more than fifty years, has gone to Quincy to make his home in the Old Soldiers' Home.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- The thermometer reading dropped 47 degrees in 24 hours. The cold was accompanied by 50-mile-an-hour wind and a blizzard. At Helena, Mont., it's 53 below.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Davenport, apparently, has broken out into a rash of dope addicts. Detectives are confronted with two dope cases, one involving two Mexican men and a self-styled woman addict, and a 16-year-old boy who said he had been smoking marijuana cigarettes.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- G. LaVerne Flambo, one of the Quad-Cities' most prominent citizens, died of a heart ailment early today in his Moline home. Flambo, 66, was assistant to the president of Mid-America Media, which owns and operates two local radio stations, WQUA, Moline, and KRVR, Davenport. He negotiated acquisitions and directed special projects for the broadcast group.
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