Day in history for July 9, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
A committee has chosen William Brackett, Esq., to deliver the eulogy on Henry Clay, the late deceased statesman, with J.J. Beardsley, Esq., president of the day. The memorial program will be held in the Rock Island County courthouse July 14.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Bob Solomon, engineer on the Rock Island-Davenport ferry, was astonished at becoming the father of twins today.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The body of an unidentified man, weighted by two stones, was found on the Mississippi River's floor at Port Byron.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. C.V. Golden of Cordova was elected president of the Rock Island County Home Bureau.

1952 -- 50 years ago
The shortage of steel has now reached a point where at least some of the John Deere factories in Moline and East Moline will be forced to curtail production. It is impossible at this time to predict how long this situation will last, for even when the steel strike is ended, there will be a delay in securing enough steel to resume normal production.

1977 -- 25 years ago
While an atomic power plant may operate about 40 years, it may take up to 500,000 years for the radioactivity of some of its abandoned parts to die down to acceptable levels. Now a coalition of consumer and environmental groups wants to force utility companies to pay in advance for decommissioning the radioactive reactors, instead of placing the burden on future generations.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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