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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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