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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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