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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