Day in history for August 6, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Telegraph wires are down, as usual, across the river. If anybody has a message to send, the ferry man will take it across and the telegram can be relayed from Davenport.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Moline Stars defeated the Island City Stars in baseball, 18 to 10.

1902 -- 100 years ago
C.J. Searle of Rock Island, president of the trustees of Western Illinois Normal College, is in Macomb attending a board session.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Twenty-eight Rock Island Boy Scouts will leave tomorrow by bus on a trip to Yellowstone Park.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Davenport police soon may be wearing new uniforms. Chief Lester J. Jurgens said he tentatively plans to change the department's uniform from navy blue to light blue with a Sam Browne belt and a white stripe down the side of each trouser leg.

1977 -- 25 years ago
J. Scott Bos, Duluth, Minn., used to believe that bad luck was better than no luck at all. Now the former Davenport resident isn't so sure. Since moving to Duluth in May, Bos, 20, and his 18-year-old wife, the former Katherine Ege of Moline, had their car stolen and lost the damage deposit on their apartment when a landlord complained of an undefrosted refrigerator. And Monday, two days after moving into a used trailer home, they lost all their possessions when it burned to the ground.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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