Day in history for March 30, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Now is the time to clean your cellars. You cannot have good milk and butter in a dirty cellar. Clean out all decaying vegetables and rotten wood and use the whitewash freely.

1877 -- 125 years ago
P.H. Mitchell left today for Aiken, S.C., for the benefit of his health.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Phil Mitchell was elected president of the Illinois Theatre Company. T.J. Medill was chosen secretary and treasurer.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Condition of Officer William J. McCarthy, wounded by drink-crazed man, unchanged, with hope held to save sight of right eye at least partially.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A speed trap of a different sort, one calculated to slow pedestrians down to a full stop, is in operation in one of the 2nd Street display windows of the Peterson-Harned-Von Maur department store in Davenport. A display incubator will allow a sidewalk audience to watch baby chicks crack their way out of their shells and hop about the floor.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Mark Yuskis long ago traded in his greasepaint and unicycle for the quieter joys of teaching biology at Geneseo High School, but he has never forgotten the thrills that punctuated his six years as a circus performer. Geneseo residents will be able to share in that excitement when the Gamma Phi Circus of Illinois State University comes to town. Yuskis entertained over 100,000 people while performing with the circus as a student at ISU.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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