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 weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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