Day in history for October 26, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Portraits of Frank Pierce and William R. King, taken from a daguerreotype and engraved on steel, in the most finished style of the art may be had at Baxter's for twenty-five cents each.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Charles A. Jarvis, former proprietor of the Bellows House, has purchased the lease and furnishings of the hotel and has again assumed the role of ``mine host.''

1902 -- 100 years ago
S. Lefstein was elected president of B'Nai Jacob congregation.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Objectors to a filling station at 7th Avenue and 24th Street, Rock Island, obtained a three-week delay in action on the application.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Preparing for the visit in Moline of President Harry S. Truman Oct. 29, Police Chief Harry Fromme and Traffic Sergeant Ray Kinkead held a conference with secret service agents. The government agents laid down a set of regulations for the security of the president during his drive into Moline, his 15-minute talk from the rear platform of his train at the Rock Island Lines passenger station and his departure from the city.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Rural crime has increased dramatically in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties, and shoplifting cases in Rock Island County have soared nearly 210 percent over last year, Jim Williams of the Region VII Crime Prevention Unit said Wednesday during a town meeting at First Congregational Church in Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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