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: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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