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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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