Day in history for August 2, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
It is not often we intrude an apology upon our readers, but we are constrained to apologize for the inferior impression of our paper, occasioned by the melting of rollers in the excessive heat of the past week.

1877 -- 125 years ago
R.R. Cable, H. Cable, George Cable and their families, ex-Mayor James Buford and family, and Mrs. General Rodman left in a special railway car for a three week pleasure stay at Waukesha, Wis.

1902 -- 100 years ago
O.C. Simond, Chicago landscape artist, left for his home after an inspection of Long View Park, where his improvement plans will be carried out.

1927 -- 75 years ago
On the fourth anniversary of his becoming president, Calvin Coolidge issued a terse statement: ``I do not choose to run for president in 1928.'' Speculation started immediately on whether he had left the way open to change his mind if the Republican convention should try to draft him.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Sergeant Raymond L. Anderson, Moline, received the winner's golf trophy from Brigadier General Arthur G. Trudeau during a banquet at Camp Crawford, Japan. Anderson is captain of the Sixteenth Corps golf tourney's winning team.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Dick Tittle, East Moline's director of public services, hasn't done his wash in more than three weeks. It's not that he's lazy, it's just that he's broke. As a result, greasy, burnt uniforms have accumulated in the city garage.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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