Day in history for July 11, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
A hailstorm which passed between Port Byron and Cordova in the upper part of Rock Island County stripped every sign of vegetation from farms in its path.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Orangemen held their annual picnic near Preemption to commemorate the battle of Boyne.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Schneider's Shoe Store and Lambert's Toggery were entered by burglars last night. The burglars took $14 from the two cash drawers.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The Rev. Daniel T. Martin of Rock Island was elected president of the Rock Island district Luther Leagues at the convention held in Aledo.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A C-82 flying boxcar crashed at the Quad-City Airport shortly after noon today and was almost immediately destroyed by flames. First reports were that no one was killed and that injuries, if any, sustained by the men on board were slight. The plane was carrying an Air Force rescue detachment.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Quad-City Boy Scouts will be helping speed the circulation of the little-used $2 bills by paying for all their supplies and services for the National Jamboree with the notes. Howard Killian, East Moline, coordinator of the Aug. 2-11 Jamboree, said the Scouts would put some 2,500 of the bills into circulation. He said the council was asked to participate in an effort to circulate the notes by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

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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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