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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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