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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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