Day in history for July 7, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
There has been much dissatisfaction with the O'Reilly Telegraph Line. During much of the time since the line was built three years ago, the wires have been down some place. The Rock Island directors of the line now have decided to continue it to Peoria. That will eliminate the need to send telegrams by way of Quincy or Jacksonville.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island lawyers beat the doctors in a match game of baseball, 43 to 24. The 6-inning game lasted three hours. Pitchers were M.M. Sturgeon and Dr. G.G. Craig.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Milan council demands that Rock Island stop charging tolls at the Rock River bridges which Rock Island built and maintains. Milan officials also have ordered the street car company to stop using horse cars on its Milan line.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The Rev. A.T. Lundholm, Gowrie, Iowa, was selected to fill the new chair of practical theology at Augustana Seminary.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Officials of the Iowa-Illinois Memorial bridge indicated that plans for expansion would be given to engineers shortly in the hopes that an early start could be made on the proposed new link between Moline and Bettendorf.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Moline, East Moline, Geneseo and the Quad-Cities Nuclear Generating Station are among 80 Illinois communities and industries that have failed to meet National Water Pollution standards set five years ago.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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