Day in history for December 18, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- The Baptist Church has been open for the last two weeks for meetings conducted by Clark and Ketchum, Rockford preachers. Thus far the meetings have been full of interest.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Fire destroyed the Farnham House stables at the rear of Eggleston row of tenements, which face the south entrance of the courthouse.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Henry Carse has returned from a convention in New York of the National Bottlers Association. His sisters, Elizabeth and Katherine, returned with him and will make their home in Rock Island.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- A hundred students in Rock Island High School went on strike when it was announced that Christmas vacation had been shortened from two weeks to 10 days.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Rock Island, temporarily at least, will have only $266,000 to cover construction of a swimming pool rather than the $300,000 bond issue approved Nov. 4 by city residents. Representatives of two Davenport bond houses assert a legal technicality prevents them from providing money for the authorized amount.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Tom Coopman was in the eighth grade when he started ``fooling around'' with weights. Now the 18-year-old East Moliner walks around with a set of biceps and triceps that makes him a candidate for Muscle Beach. Coopman is in Chicago to compete in the Mr. Teenage Metro competition, a physique contest.
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