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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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