Day in history for July 10, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Soldiers of the Black Hawk War now are entitled to 160 acres of bounty land, instead of 40.

1877 -- 125 years ago
George W. Platt, Rock Island artist, has returned from his work in the east and has opened a studio in the basement of the Trinity Episcopal Church rectory.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Horse cars still are running into Milan, despite the efforts of the village to stop them. Milan demands that the line be electrified, as other routes have been.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The first ordination service ever conducted in the First Christian Church in East Moline was held yesterday, when the Rev. Delaney Votaw was ordained as minister.

1952 -- 50 years ago
There will be no Orangemen's picnic this July 12 for the first time since the early 1870s. The decision was made by the few remaining members of the Orangemen's lodge of Preemption, sponsors of the celebration. The Orangemen are Irish Protestants who take their name from William of Orange, credited with delivering the British from the Catholicism of James II.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Chuck Klyber has been named one of the top 10 Executive Administrators in the United States by the American Association of Professional Executives. Klyber is a native of Illinois, born in Milan and raised in Rock Island and now resides in Springfield. He is presently the Executive Director of Illinois Association of Highway Engineers, Springfield.

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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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