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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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