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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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