Day in history for May 21, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The Argus endorses Stephen A. Douglas for president, Joel A. Mattson for governor, and Gustavus P. Koerner for lieutenant governor.

1877 -- 125 years ago
A Moody and Sankey service of song was held in Dart's Hall Sunday afternoon. Hiram Price, Davenport businessman, delivered the sermon.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The 36th annual encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic of Illinois began a 3-day session here today. General N.B. Thistlewood, commander, will preside. Many distinguished soldiers of the Civil War arrived this morning.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Lindbergh lands in Paris. Captain Charles Lindbergh landed safely at 10:21 p.m. (Paris time), completing his non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic in 33 hours. A frenzied crowd of 50,000 welcomed Lindy and his plane, the Spirit of St. Louis.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Schools in Illinois should stop selling candy, gum and sweetened beverages, the president of the Illinois State Dental Society told that group's 68th annual convention. Dr. Melford E. Zinser of Chicago said that sugar free foods such as nuts, potato chips and milk should be substituted for sweets to help prevent tooth decay.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Army demolition experts have been called to dispose of an old shell found in a Silvis man's yard. The corroded shell, 8 inches long and 2 inches in diameter, was unearthed by Norman Neuleib, 119 10th St.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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