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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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