Day in history for August 24, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
F.A.C. Foreman, well known to many of our readers, has again commenced the publication of a Whig paper at New Boston, styled the Golden Era, a neat looking sheet.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Charles H. Hahn, a representative of Maltby's celebrated oyster house, Chicago, is here on business.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Thomas A. Marshall telephoned The Argus from Keithsburg that he will not run for congress.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island aldermen voted unanimously to prohibit building contractors from working on Sundays.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Two polite bandits obtained only about $2 or $3 early this morning when they pushed a gun into the stomach of a 52-year-old railroad mail clerk at 39th Street and 18th Avenue, Rock Island. Robert Speir said the two armed men thanked him and walked away as he handed them the two or three one dollar bills he had in his wallet.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Despite a steady barrage of scuff marks, screams and accidents, Ed Hauman's love for kids still shines as bright as the Moline schools he's served as custodian for 25 years. He is, he says, grateful for the chance to be ``a buddy'' to the ``tiny tornados'' that sweep through his buildings, smear his windows and keep him busy cleaning up after them. The 57-year-old custodian at Thomas Jefferson School has turned down chances for better jobs at bigger schools because ``I love my kids.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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