Day in history for May 3, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The Argus urges Rock Island citizens to vote in favor of the purchase by the city of $20,000 more of the stock of the Rock Island And Chicago Railroad.

1877 -- 125 years ago
James A. Payne was appointed town marshal of Hampton.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Articles of incorporation for the Rock Island Sand And Gravel Company were filed today. C.J. Larkin is president and F.D. Gall secretary and manager.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Floyd E. Thompson, Rock Island, a justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, will speak at the dedication of the new Elks home.

1952 -- 50 years ago
The $100,000 addition to Sacred Heart School, Rock Island, was begun this morning by the O.M. Randall construction firm. The 28 by 200-foot addition will add six classrooms, and when completed will provide facilities to increase the enrollment to 700. At present the school has 508 students, according to Ret. Rev. Msgr. T.J. Jordan.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Comedian Bob Hope will appear at the Quad-Cities Open in July, tournament officials said today. Hope will play in the July 6 pro-am as many of the world's top professional golfers vie for honors in the $125,000 event July 7-10 at Oakwood Country Club. ``I am pleased and honored to be invited to play in your tournament,'' Hope said, ``and am looking forward to returning to the Quad-Cities.'' He was commencement speaker at St. Ambrose College last year.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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