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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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