Day in history for July 28, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The New York papers are filled with news of losses of life and injuries incurred in celebrating the national anniversary.

1877 -- 125 years ago
A Moline Boat Club team defeated the Rock Island Athletic Club in a baseball match, 16 to 14. Dr. Carter made four runs for Rock Island.

1902 -- 100 years ago
A man was arrested in Rock Island for stealing a horse and buggy from Hiersemann And Company of Moline.

1927 -- 75 years ago
A crowd of 6,000 attended the Elks festival in Douglas Park and enjoyed fireworks and vaudeville acts.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Sheryl Craig, 9-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melville Craig of Rock Island, has won five top honors in baton twirling within the past 30 days. In addition, Sheryl is in the Rock Island VFW band and is also a member of the Moline Moose band. She is slated to appear with the Moose band at the Rock Island Public Schools stadium Thursday night at the annual lantern parade.

1977 -- 25 years ago
An illegally parked swimming pool? Sounds impossible, but that's the problem confronting Moline officials. A local plumbing firm, Bloomer And Frey, Inc., 1710 3rd Ave., Moline, parked a moulded fiberglass pool atop a trailer on the corner of 19th Street and 6th Avenue last month, and it hasn't moved since. The city says it is there illegally but has been unable to get it moved.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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