Day in history for July 22, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The Democratic electors of Rock Island County are requested to hold meetings in their respective precincts for the purpose of appointing delegates to a county convention at the Rock Island courthouse Aug. 21. Rock Island is allowed six delegates, Moline and Camden, three; Cordova, Port Byron, Edgington and Hampton, 2; Drury and Illinois City, one.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Fred Hass has returned home from a business trip to Des Moines, the copper regions, and Pittsburgh.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Retail Merchants Association sponsored a train excursion to Elgin. Eight hundred Rock Island people made the trip.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Jack Dempsey, at 32, is on the high road of a sensational comeback after a stunning knockout victory over Jack Sharkey, 24.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Davenport aldermen studied plans for the city's sea wall project after Consulting Engineer William Romine said the plans are at the bid-calling stage. The proposed 17-foot wall of reinforced concrete will extend from Perry to Main streets.

1977 -- 25 years ago
World famous tennis pro Arthur Ashe will headline an exhibition match at Moline's Wharton Field House Oct. 12 to raise funds for the Moline Public Hospital Auxiliary. Joining Ashe will be fellow pro Tom Okker and two outstanding stars on the women's circuit, 1977 Wimbledon finalist Betty Stove and South Africa's Brigette Cuypers.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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