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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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