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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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