Day in history for May 31, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
In a fray on the Knoxville Road a club and a knife were used. A Mr. Gullett was quite seriously and fatally wounded by a Mr. Robinson. There seems to have been a dispute between the two men.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Charles W. Durham and David Tipton of the U.S. Engineers left for the mouth of the Illinois River to see if there are snags or other obstructions to navigation in the Mississippi between here and there.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Theodore Spiering's Chicago Symphony Orchestra was the attraction at the Illinois Theater, Rock Island, last evening.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The cornerstone of the new women's dormitory of Augustana College will be laid tomorrow.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Davenport's Police Magistrate John J. McSwiggin has called a halt to teenage drivers appealing to their parents to pay speeding fines for them. Instead of the usual fine, Judge McSwiggin is suspending driving privileges for 30 days, and if the order is violated, sentencing five days in jail.

1977 -- 25 years ago
For the first time in the history of East Moline, a local grocery store will be allowed to sell beer, wine and whiskey, thanks to a city council decision. Aldermen approved the transfer of a liquor license from the Payton Place Tavern, 1102 15th Ave., to the Convenient Food Mart, 637 17th Ave. East Moline Mayor Dennis Jacobs says Convenient purchased the license for around $7,000.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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