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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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