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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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