Day in history for July 2, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The assistant judge of our county court attempted to cowhide a doctor at Port Byron for anonymous letters written to the judge's ladyfriend. The doctor retaliated by stabbing the judge in the abdomen with a small knife. Friends of the judge will be gratified to learn that his wounds are not considered dangerous.

1877 -- 125 years ago
J.S. Drake, one of the owners of The Argus, left today for Brown Lake, Wisconsin, to attend the annual reunion of Gideon's band, a Bible society.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island will have to conform to a new state law requiring the appointment of a police matron to the city police department.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The city tennis tournament opens on the Augustana College courts today.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A swarm of bees forced the congregation of the Preemption Methodist Church out of the sanctuary Sunday. The church services were held in the basement. The bees made themselves at home under the roof and invaded the sanctuary.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island's first woman city council member is slated to be sworn into office at Monday night's regular council meeting. She is Mrs. Beverly Budelier, 45, of 2201 16th St., who was selected by the council on a 3-1 vote yesterday afternoon from a field of 15 applicants to fill a two-year council vacancy created when Alan A. Campbell was elected mayor.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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