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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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