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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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