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.

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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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