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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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