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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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