Day in history for August 19, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The Rev. Mr. Lauderback of Davenport will conduct Episcopalian services in the Second Presbyterian Church of Rock Island next Sabbath at 4 p.m.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The attraction at Dart's Hall tonight will be Selden Irwin playing the role of Colonel Sellers in ``The Gilded Age.''

1902 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island businessmen have joined various organizations in extending an invitation to Elihue Root, secretary of war, to visit Rock Island on his western trip.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Twenty thousand people roared a welcome to Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh, the conqueror of the Atlantic, as he arrived at Moline Airport at 2:02 p.m. today. Additional thousands lined the parade route.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Every type of departed animal is laid to rest in the Sans Patrick pet cemetery on Route 6, about three miles east of the Quad-City Airport. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Johnson, Moline, are in charge of this burial place for deceased loved ones in the animal kingdom.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The sale of Washington Square Park in Davenport to the Scott County Family Y will violate the wishes of one of the city's founders descendents of Antoine LeClaire, said a Scott County District Court suit. LeClaire's descendents said that in accepting the land from LeClaire in 1841, the city entered into a contract to maintain the gift as a public park.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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