Day in history for October 22, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The great statesman Daniel Webster cannot live the day through, a telegram from Boston states.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The steamer Tidal Wave came up river today and left 60 bales of cotton for the Rock Island cotton factory.

1902 -- 100 years ago
J.W. Lusk of Monmouth is in Rock Island furthering his campaign for election to congress.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island merchants will sponsor a Halloween parade and dance.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Fire, causing an estimated $50,000 damage, razed a large barn and corn crib and destroyed stored crops at the George McConnell farm, located three miles east of Route 67 on the Coyne Center road, south of Milan. A witness said he was walking along the road and it appeared as if the roof was blown off the barn when the fire broke out. The blaze was visible as far as the Quad City Airport.

1977 -- 25 years ago
River towns are full of disenchanted men who long ago let the air out of boyhood dreams to live on the Great Mississippi River. And then there are people like John Vize, Moline, a red-haired, red-faced, grown-up Huck Finn who never shook off those dreams, and eventually did something about them. A few weeks ago Vize grabbed an opportunity to swap his house for a stern-wheeler riverboat. ``I guess I always wanted to be a river pilot,'' Vize says, ``I love the boat and I love the river.''

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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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