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 new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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