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.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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