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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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