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 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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