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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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