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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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