Day in history for August 1, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
As the next man elected will be the 14th president of the United States, a Democratic paper concludes that General Franklin Pierce will be the man, since F.P. stands for fourteenth president as well as Franklin Pierce.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Captain Henry White, an old and well-known river pilot, is engaged in piloting boats through the tricky Rock Island rapids.

1902 -- 100 years ago
E.T. Dolly is wearing a championship pin for scoring 245 in one game during a bowling contest at the Rock Island Club yesterday.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Five hundred former residents of Cordova are attending that village's 90th anniversary celebration.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Chicago police today are investigating the theft of $28,000 in choice beef, shipped to Chicago by a Milan packing company and carried by a Milan trucker. Robert Redding, Milan trucking contractor, told police the beef was taken from his truck early yesterday while he and another driver were sleeping in a Chicago hotel. The 52,460 pounds of meat had been sold to the Royal Packing Company, Chicago, by the Mid-State Packing Company, Milan.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The La Rose Shoppe, 1623 5th Ave., Moline, has been purchased by Richard and Irene Farrell, owners of the Farrell And Farrell clothing store next door. The women's apparel store, founded by the late Mrs. Hyman Whitebook in 1931, was sold to the Farrells by her son, Herschel Whitebook.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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