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 are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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