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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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