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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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