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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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