Day in history for July 23, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Whig papers are publishing a paragraph from the Buffalo Express in which the public is assured that General Scott does not intend to resign his post in the Army because of his candidacy.

1877 -- 125 years ago
C.H. Stoddard, who has the subscription books of the proposed dummy railroad from Moline to Milan, states that about $30,000 of the $60,000 of stock has been subscribed for.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The people of Milan are working hard to have electric cars substituted for the horse car.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Committeemen representatives of the Tri-Cities, who had been named by their respective mayors, agreed upon the main features of the program to be carried out when Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh visits Aug. 19.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A 28-year-old Rock Island woman was recovering from injuries she incurred when the car she was driving jumped three curbs, passed through a 10-foot opening between a power pole and a tree, and knocked a big hole in a 12-inch brick and concrete wall at the rear of Bear Manufacturing.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Eight doors to the Interstate 74 bridge towers have been padlocked in the wake of unconfirmed reports of a sniper shooting at a passing motorist and boater. Moline police secured the doors along the bridge deck after officers discovered the doors open during the search for the phantom sniper.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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