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 fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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