Day in history for August 26, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The London Times wants Americans to elect General Winfield Scott, the Whig party candidate, as president. This has angered many Americans who can work out their own destiny without advice from Europeans.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The boys at Weyerhaeuser and Denkmann's sawmill made a record by sawing 135,218 feet of lumber in 10 hours. Phil Miller ran the rotary.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Y.M.C.A. was planning to inaugurate a unique membership contest on Sept. 1, between two bands of ``Bad Indians.''

1927 -- 75 years ago
Police Officer Axel T. Nielsen was seriously hurt last night when hit by an auto and hurled 15 feet into the air at the corner of 25th Avenue and 9th Street, Rock Island.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Who is the owner of the doose that got loose near 924 14th St., Rock Island. What is a doose? It might be a proper name for the feathered fowl Mrs. Marie C. Wiegand of the Rock Island Humane Society took into custody after it was nearly eaten by dogs. Mrs. Wiegand described it as having the gray color of a goose but the body of a duck.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Dr. John R. Conway, assistant professor of biology at Marycrest College, Davenport, is author of an article entitled ``Analysis of Clear and Dark Amber Repletes of the Honey Ant, Myrmecocystus mexicanus hortideorum'' published in the May issue of ``Annals of the Entomological Society of America.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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