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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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