Day in history for July 21, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Of the 275 female teachers transported to the west coast by Governor Slade, 205 have since married. The other 70 are supposed to be living in hope.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Dr. Calvin Truesdale, Rock Island, was elected president of the Iowa and Illinois Central District Medical Society.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The season of summer operas opens at the Watch Tower July 24, with ``Fra Diavolo.'' The Marie Bell Opera Company, with 25 people, will give the best opera that has ever been given here.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Police orders sent a band of gypsies, which stopped twice in Moline yesterday, on to other lands. They were traveling in high-powered automobiles, carrying a small menagerie of trained animals.

1952 -- 50 years ago
An expansion program, totaling more than $5,500,000 and designed to provide extra-wide tapered sheet and plate for aircraft, was announced by E.B. Fassel, works manager of the Davenport plant of the Aluminum Company of America. Expected to be completed by late 1953, the expansion will include a new rolling mill.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. William Getz of Moline will be seeing a lot of their son John this year, and so will everyone else. Young Getz has landed a starring role in a new prime-time television series premiering this fall. ``Rafferty'' is an hour-long medical drama that will be aired Monday evenings on Channel 4.

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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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