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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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