Day in history for July 25, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The Native American convention at Trenton, N.Y., nominated Daniel Webster for president and George W. Washington of Virginia for vice-president.

1877 -- 125 years ago
A dispatch from Muscatine, Iowa, says about a fourth of the city was blown away by the tornado this afternoon. No particulars.

1902 -- 100 years ago
All the tinners have not gone to the arsenal. H.T. Siemon has a shop full of them, and is prepared to do all kinds of tin, cornice or furnace work on short notice.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Villagers and woodland folk trekked to Quebec today for the marriage of Lena Wilson, daughter of the northwoods, to Bud Stillman, of the New York Stillman family.

1952 -- 50 years ago
When he blistered his arm on the window sill of an auto that had been standing in the sun, C. Jim Simmons, Moline, vowed something ought to be done to prevent such occurrences. His solution: a strip of metal covered with mohair that fits on most automobile doors. The new arm rest is being produced in Rock Island by Ess-H-Bee Products, Inc.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The Quad-City Airport will be closed to all flights from midnight Aug. 28 to 7 a.m. Sept. 2 while crews repair lights and runways, a move expected to force at least 8,000 airline passengers to juggle travel schedules. The closure follows a partial shutdown beginning Aug. 1 that calls for cancellation of all 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. flights.

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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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