Day in history for July 15, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Fred S. Nichols, editor of The Argus, has gone to St. Louis to buy a larger press and new type. This paper was founded only nine months ago, but its extensive circulation and the rapid growth in population and business in Rock Island make a larger sheet necessary.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Hampton has come forward with a burglary. A lot of drygoods taken from the store there owned by Supervisor W.H. Webster.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Minnie Anderson, 16, Rock Island, was struck by lightning at 6 a.m. today and was badly burned.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Colonel D.M. King recommended the rebuilding of the Rock Island Arsenal stables, destroyed yesterday by fire at an estimated loss of $20,000.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A tour of Davenport's storm sewer system begun this morning by two boys was unexpectedly interrupted by the arrival of police. The youngsters, age 10 and 12, had already proceded seven blocks through the northeast Davenport storm sewer when Patrolman Kenneth Thompson arrived on the scene in response to a phone call by a woman who said she ``heard voices in the sewer.''

1977 -- 25 years ago
A wrecker that covers over 60,000 miles a year for the Ator Brothers Body Shop has reached pinup status. Orion brothers Roy and Dean Ator were surprised to learn their red and white 1971 Kenworth, the flagship of their wrecker fleet, was featured in the June issue of ``Overdrive'' magazine.

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  Today is Tuesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2014. There are 162 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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