Day in history for May 26, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The Rock Island County Bar Association held a special meeting to pass resolutions in the death of James Brackett, Esq. The lawyers will attend the funeral and will wear the usual badge of mourning.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Fifteen members of the Rock Island Athletic Club subscribed $10 to $15 each to organize a boat club.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The G.A.R. and other patriotic organizations held Sunday Memorial week services in Central Presbyterian Church.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Fred A. Cordell, street car operator, was held up and robbed for the second time at the end of his line.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Silvis firemen are wondering what has happened to an electric refrigerator, which they have been using in their meeting room in the basement of city hall. Who moved the refrigerator, where it was taken, and when, are factors in the mystery, which are puzzling the firemen and members of the police department, who have been notified of the theft.

1977 -- 25 years ago
It took Deere And Co. 124 years to produce a billion-dollar sales year in 1966, and just 11 more to produce sales of $1 billion in a single quarter. The farm equipment giant today reported sales of $1.012 billion for its current fiscal year's second quarter, ended April 30. It is a 12 percent increase from the same quarter of fiscal 1976, and the first billion-dollar quarter in the company's 135-year history.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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