Day in history for May 24, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
From June 2 to Dec. 1 The Argus will be issued as a campaign paper, in which ammunition to be used against the Whig party will be plentiful. Ten copies will be sent to one address for $1.

1877 -- 125 years ago
David W. Hoover, teacher of a singing school, and Miss Mattie Hettie Cropper, daughter of a Milan farmer, were married at the Ninth Street Methodist Church, despite objections by the bride's parents. They will begin housekeeping in Erie.

1902 -- 100 years ago
It is estimated the attendance at the 36th annual encampment of the Illinois G.A.R. in Rock Island totaled 20,000.

1927 -- 75 years ago
A series of heavy rainstorms flooded streets and basements. Washouts on railway lines delayed trains. Three storms in 24 hours brought severe lightning and thunder and 2.5 inches of rain.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Major General Ulysses S. Grant III visited the home of his grandfather and set a couple of things straight. General Grant began his surprise visit to Galena with a tour of the onetime home of the Civil War general and former president. Grant III noted two portraits, one of Major General Frederick Dent Grant, his father, and another of Jesse Root Grant, his uncle, were reversed.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Moline officials must decide whether to seek federal funds for a $3.2 million downtown revitalization project or a $3.7 million water main extension program.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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