Day in history for June 10, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The Methodist conference passed a resolution that it is not competent for an annual conference to censure members for joining secret societies.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Happy C. Wagner and his 18 minstrels drew a crowd to Dart's Hall last night.

1902 -- 100 years ago
A deal has been consummated by which Rock Island is to be the location of the Lancashire-Marshall Organ Company, which will move here from Moline.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. Elizabeth Norton was elected president of the newly-formed auxiliary to the Rock Island Aerie of Eagles.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Flower is the name of the pet skunk owned by Sandra Roberts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Huntoon, 1740 9th Ave., Moline. The skunk was sent to Sandra by her aunt, Mrs. Collin Miller of Beverly Hills, Calif. With it were a bunch of papers showing that it has passed numerous health tests and that it was harmless.

1977 -- 25 years ago
For as long as he can remember, Wayne Franzen yearned for the life of a circus star. Even as a six-year-old farm boy in Wisconsin, he spent his spare time pouring over encyclopedias in the school library, looking for pictures and stories of circus lore. Twenty years later, with college and six years of teaching high school industrial arts behind him, he started his own circus. The Franzen Bros. Circus unveils its panoply of performers at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. in Geneseo.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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