Day in history for May 30, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Captain Barger's Brunette is the finest steamboat in the trade. Its cabins are beautifully embellished with stucco work, carving and gilding. The Brunette will call at this port every Thursday on its upward trip.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island Light Artillery Company drilled in courthouse square as part of Memorial Day exercises at the soldiers' monument. Speakers were Dr. Patrick Gregg, Captain L.M. Haverstick, the Rev. Mr. Nisbet, and Senator Moderwell of Henry County.

1902 -- 100 years ago
At Memorial Day services today Mayor B.F. Knox gave the opening address. The chief speaker was Congressman A.J. Hopkins of Aurora. C.J. Tisdell spoke at Chippiannock Cemetery.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Three children of Mr. and Mrs. Austin F. Parson have died within the last 48 hours of complications which followed measles.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Burglars stole an estimated $10,000 worth of high grade machinists' tools at Sterling Products Company, 1624-26 3rd Ave., Moline.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Anne and Marie Ringquist spent their first 20 years growing up together, worked together for nearly 40 years in the Moline schools, and now the twins are retiring to tour Europe together. Anne has been an elementary school teacher at Washington School for most of her 40 years in the district. Marie has served as district art coordinator for 38 years.

Back: Available days in May 2002




Local events heading








  Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

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.






(More History)