Day in history for July 19, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- While the steamer Danube was lying at our wharf last night, an affray developed between the mate and some deckhands. Several of the deckhands were cut by a knife wielded by the mate. He fled, knowing that the hands planned vengeance. Deckhands on steamboats are outrageously abused; they are treated more like dogs than like men.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Mathias Schnell of Rock Island has received a contract to build a Methodist church at Reynolds for $2,500.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- T.J. Medill is spending a vacation in Colorado.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Marvin Bullard, who was trying to play 260 holes of golf between dawn and darkness, quit at the end of 165 holes because of a leg injury suffered when he fell on a hill at the new Saukie golf course.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Mike Dundee, whose busy left once made him the scourge of boxing's featherweight and lightweight divisions, is applying his talents just as intensively these days making moving pictures. The fast-moving former Rock Islander has been visiting friends and relatives. He's due to return soon to his home in Burbank, Calif., and his job as a property man for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- A Moline man was arrested by police for allegedly stealing bologna. He was charged with the theft of 12 pounds of bologna from a freezer at the Hungry Hobo, 2812 23rd Ave., Moline.
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