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 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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