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 new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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