Day in history for August 22, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
At a disgusting prize fight, a crowd turned out to witness the sport. A deputy sheriff tried to read the law prohibiting prize fights but he was drowned out by hurrahs. The two men fought nine rounds until one of the men fell insensible.

1877 -- 125 years ago
John B. Davis, steamboat captain, has returned from the Yellowstone River, having finished a big government contract.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Upper End residents picnicked at Woodward's grove. H.A. Weld, Rock Island, and Colonel B.F. Marsh, Warsaw, were on the speaking program.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Winners of the contest to become Rock Island delegates to the American Legion convention in Paris are Elmer C. Anderson and Percy A. Eklund.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Nearing the end of an impressive face-lifting project is the Rock Island Lines 31st Street depot. The project, begun last September and including remodeling of the express and headquarters building as well, is estimated to cost $175,000.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Janice Young, who is a familiar face in horse show rings in the area, proved her versatility when she won top honors in the U.S. National Championships, Arabian Horse Association Youth Judging Competition in Albuquerque, N.M. A member of the Illinois Arabian Horse Association team, Janice topped the 120 members from the 30 teams to capture first place and a $1,000 scholarship.

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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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