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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

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