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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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