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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  Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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