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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

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