Day in history for July 29, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The Buffalo Courier states that Whigs of that city are betting that General Scott will not carry New York, Ohio or Pennsylvania.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Attorney Oliver Olson left for St. Paul yesterday, expecting to be absent two weeks.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Illinois Iron Company of Rock Island was incorporated, with W.E. Lewis as president.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Renting of concession spaces for the first annual Rock Island County Agricultural Exposition at Watch Tower Park has started. The exposition will be held Sept. 1 and 2.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Moline police got a new kind of complaint yesterday. A west end resident said a neighbor's rooster starts crowing every morning at 3 o'clock and continues the serenade until about 5. After that silence reigns, but it's almost too late to sleep, he said, in asking police to ``put a stop to it.''

1977 -- 25 years ago
Glen McGowan of Moline has been married 25 years and says he's never had an argument with his wife. ``It's hard to believe, I know,'' says McGowan, manager of Bullock Garages, 2401 40th Ave., ``but it's true.'' McGowan doesn't have a detailed formula for marital success, only praise for his spouse, Connie, whom he terms ``a very special person.'' He considers her so special, in fact, that he has purchased a half-page advertisement to wish her a happy anniversary.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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