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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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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