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: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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