Day in history for July 17, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
G.H. Baxter, one of this city's young scions, is now on hand at his room of business in the post office, where he sells stationery, books, the latest magazines and novels.

1877 -- 125 years ago
J.J. Glenn of Warren County was nominated at the Republican judicial convention, in session at Galva, for circuit judge.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Company A, in charge of Lieutenant Alfred Bear, left today for the annual encampment of the Third Brigade at Camp Lincoln.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Grand Commander Glen F. Coe of Dixon will arrive here Sunday to discuss plans for the grand commandery conclave of Knights Templar of Illinois.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Something new and different in the way of air, thrills, model or actual, is awaiting spectators at the model airplane contest to be held Sunday at the Davenport Municipal Airport, the Rock Island Lions Club heard last night. The meet is co-sponsored by Quad-City Lions Clubs and Plymouth dealers. Two special attractions planned for the day-long meet are a radio-controlled model plane and a working scale model jet plane.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Donald and Phillis Bassett of Moline are celebrating their 24th wedding anniversary today, along with both of their 45th birthdays. The Bassetts were born on the same day of the same year, 1932.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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