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: 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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