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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  Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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