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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