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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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