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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.

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