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 corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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