Day in history for July 26, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- A $300,000 fire broke out in Boston, destroying about 50 buildings and rendering 200 families homeless.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- The Argus issued an extra to announce the virtual end of railroad strikes which had stopped trains all over the country. Trains were running again on the Rock Island Lines.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- The Rock Island's fast mail arrived 40 minutes late today on account of a hot box and a collision with a handcar at Colona.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Two diamond-back rattlesnakes, usually found only in desert sections of the southwest, were seen near Edgington this morning by C.H. Williams, Milan, and Fay Bopes, Edgington.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- A rattlesnake was killed near Loud Thunder forest preserve by William Cliff, 40, of Rock Island. After passing the object, Cliff realized it was a snake. He drove back and over the snake, and then smashed it with a spade. Cliff said the snake struck viciously at his car tire and the spade. He said the snake was four feet, two inches long and had 15 rattles.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Opponents to the proposed location of a municipal sanitary landfill on an 80-acre tract near the Ridgewood School property in southwest Rock Island are concentrating on raising funds for a legal battle and on an effort to get the county Board of Supervisors to recognize the need for a county-wide solution to the refuse disposal problem.
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