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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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