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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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