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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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