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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