Day in history for August 8, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- The editor has been shown the elegant gold watch and chain presented to B.F. Barnett, proprietor of the Rock Island House, by W.S. Pierce, comptroller of California.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- The Rock Island conference of the Methodist church adopted a resolution deploring the tendency of many churches to employ strangers and unauthorized persons to conduct revival services.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- When eight waitresses went on strike at the Harper House, bellhops waited on tables today.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- A special train took 165 Rock Island and Davenport Eagles to a national convention of their order in Milwaukee.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Lyle B. Wilcox, Sterling, district governor of Rotary clubs, paid an official visit to the East Moline Rotary Club and was a special guest at the weekly luncheon meeting of the group in the First Methodist Church, East Moline. Wilcox was introduced by John Siefken, president of the East Moline club.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Roy Rogers, who rode the dusty trails of the silver screen when good guys always won and the bad guys always wore black, has harsh words about the industry that made him famous. ``Some of the movies they make today, I wouldn't let Trigger see,'' he said. Roy and Dale, without Trigger, were meeting with reporters in the Quad-Cities to promote their appearance at the Mississippi Valley Fair.
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