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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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