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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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