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 ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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