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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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