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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