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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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