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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