Day in history for July 3, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
``Many times have we shaken hands with Black Hawk here in Oquawka,'' states an article reprinted from the Oquawka Spectator. The article states the belief that Black Hawk's losing struggle to maintain the dignity of his people in the midst of civilization and whisky caused him to die of a broken spirit.

1877 -- 125 years ago
George H. Lorimer of Crampton's Book Store has gone to Hot Springs, Ark., for the benefit of his health.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. and Mrs. W.S. Marquis cabled friends that they sailed from Liverpool yesterday for the United States. They are returning from a tour of the Holy Land.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Resurfacing operations on 7th Ave. from 30th to 34th St., Rock Island, were begun this morning by workmen.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A new solution to Davenport's swimming pool problem has been put forward. Lou Wunschel, physical education director of Frank L. Smart intermediate school, has suggested that a number of swimming pools be built at the city's grade schools and tied in with the physical education programs.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Company has installed a solar water heating system at its Rock Island Service Building, 5th Ave. and 27th St. The system, costing $5,700, is a first for the utility. It's designed to provide all the hot water required at the Service Building on a hot sunny summer day.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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