Day in history for July 24, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The editor of the Charleston Mercury, noticing that his Washington correspondent seems to express a doubt as to how South Carolina will vote, says, ``As far as we know and believe, there is a general consent that the state should vote for the Democratic nominees''.

1877 -- 125 years ago
A man was around our streets today with a number of fortune-telling birds. The humbug, of course, was well patronized.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Another suspect has been arrested in the horse-and-buggy theft from Diedrich Hohenboken.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Three of the 6,000 persons whose names and life histories appear in the 1926-27 edition of ``Who's Who in the Nation's Capital'' were born in Rock Island or Rock Island County. They are Charles Patrick Neill, Carl Andrew Waldmann and Mrs. Blanche E. Little.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Mary Hibernik, 14, East Moline, reported that her blouse was stolen from the dressing room at the Moline swimming pool. As a result of the theft, the girl reportedly had to wrap herself in bath towels for the bus trip home.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Todd Rosenthal of Moline has earned a berth in the Greco-Roman division in the National Junior Wrestling Championships in Iowa City on July 27. Rosenthal, 98-pounder who graduated from Moline High School last month, qualified for the nationals with a second place finish in the Illinois-Greco Championships in Chicago.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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