Day in history for June 1, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Mustard is one of the best, and always most convenient, articles to be used when poison has been taken into the stomach.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. George Wagner, who will sail for Europe soon, are the guests in New York of Joseph Schmidt, formerly of Rock Island.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Davenport baseball team evened its series with Rock Island by winning 1 to 0.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Congressman Carl R. Chindbloom of Chicago was elected president of the Augustana Alumni Association.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Petitions asking the retention of Colonel W.W. Warner as commandant of Rock Island Arsenal for the duration of the national emergency were presented to Secretary of the Army Frank Pace, Jr., at the Pentagon. Pace had just returned from ceremonies at which General Dwight D. Eisenhower entered officially into retirement at the Pentagon.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Two broken legs, a broken arm, a cracked pelvis and an injured shoulder kept 17-year-old Lorraine Meredith off the dance floor at Moline High School's prom, but she says she isn't about to miss graduation. While most of the other 832 seniors will be marching down the aisle to ``Pomp and Circumstance,'' Lorraine will approach the podium in a wheelchair. Lorraine, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hampton, is on the mend from injuries she received in an automobile accident.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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