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: 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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