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: 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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