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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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