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 store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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