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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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