Day in history for August 25, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
A New Orleans girl was fined $5 for giving a man one kiss in public. Her defense was that he had ordered a cup of coffee and then refused to pay for it without a kiss. She said she could not afford to pay for the coffee herself.

1877 -- 125 years ago
D.W. Taft, clerk in Buford and Taylor's store, met a tramp on the street whom he recognized. He took the tramp home and befriended him but the tramp decamped with $35, which he took from his benefactor's purse.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island County teachers' institute opened today at Augustana College. Professor C.W. Foss conducted opening exercises.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Defeating Miss Clara May Franing, Augustana College star, in straight sets, Miss Margery Glow, 17, won the women's tennis championship of Rock Island.

1952 -- 50 years ago
After 65 years, the oldest retail business families of Rock Island will retire. Clemann And Salzmann, Inc., a leading furniture store since 1887, was sold to the Edwards brothers, Edward and Robert, Rock Island, former owners of automobile agencies in Rock Island and Moline. The new owners plan extensive remodeling and modernization of the store building on 2nd Avenue and 16th Street.

1977 -- 25 years ago
A $2.66 million federal grant for reconstruction of the east-west runway taxiways at the Quad-City Airport has been approved by the Department of Transportation.

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