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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