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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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