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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