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: 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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