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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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