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.

Back: Available days in August 2002



Local events heading








  Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








(More History)