Day in history for June 26, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
We have heard of no preparations being made in Rock Island to appropriately celebrate the Fourth of July, the nation's anniversary. Can't something be done? Where are all the patriots?

1877 -- 125 years ago
W.H. Gest and James M. Buford were nominated for membership on the Rock Island board of education at a meeting held at the courthouse last night. On motion of Dr. Calvin Truesdale, the caucus voted to nominate men without regard to their religious or political affiliations. The candidates were elected today, not many votes being polled.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The new camp of Spanish War veterans will be known as Siboney Bay Camp. It starts out with a membership of 44. C.F. Channon was elected the first commander. F.C. Downs is the adjutant.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Construction contracts calling for about a million dollars worth of new buildings in East Moline for the International Harvester Company have been awarded.

1952 -- 50 years ago
The Quad-Cities is one of only four labor market areas in the country that has a serious labor shortage, according to the current issue of the publication Business Week.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Every girl dreams of being in the movies, and the dream came true for a few hours for 23-year-old Judy Mohr of Hampton. She was an extra in one scene of the Sylvester Stallone movie ``F.I.S.T.'' being filmed at Dubuque.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.

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