Day in history for April 22, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Jenny Lind Goldschmidt, the wonderful singer from Sweden, and her husband are now in Rock Island making arrangements for concerts she will give before she goes to Europe.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Keator and Company's mill is making about 75,000 feet of lumber daily.

1902 -- 100 years ago
W.F. Widmer, junior secretary of the Rock Island YMCA, today went to Cambridge, via Geneseo, making the trip on his bicycle.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The Illinois conference of Augustana Lutherans voted against a proposal to separate Augustana Theological Seminary from Augustana College.

1952 -- 50 years ago
As a means of encouraging owners of rural mail boxes to repair or replace deteriorated mail boxes the post office department has designated the week of May 3 as ``Rural Mail Box Improvement Week,'' according to Frank Huggins, acting postmaster in East Moline. Rural mail boxes which are not properly erected or which are not in good condition retard the delivery of mail and expose it to damage from the elements.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Art Conelly, owner of Art Conelly And Associates, Moline, was honored as the ``Realtor of the Year'' by the Rock Island County Board of Realtors, Inc. Conelly has been active in both local and state association legislative committees and was commended for his work toward the purchase of the building site for the board offices.

Back: Available days in April 2002



Local events heading








  Today is Saturday, July 26, the 207th day of 2014. There are 158 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






(More History)