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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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