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 Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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