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 rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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