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 ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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