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: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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