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 Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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