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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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