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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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