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: 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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