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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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