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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