Day in history for June 13, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
A message was received from the Mayor recommending that a permanent dam be constructed by Rock Island in connection with the Plank Road Company, across the slough opposite Ferguson's.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Peter Farrell commenced laying bricks on J.B. Cargill's new building, opposite the jail, this morning.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island library board is in receipt of an additional $10,000 gift from Frederick Weyerhaeuser for the building fund. He previously had given $10,000 and has loaned the board $50,000. F.C.A. Denkmann recently added $2,500 toward the enterprise.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Nearly three hundred golfers used the new Saukie golf course as the first nine holes were opened for play.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A pair of swans disappeared from the lawn of the H.D. Albietz home, 4220 12th St., Rock Island, last night. They probably did not float away during last night's heavy rainstorm because they are of the concrete type.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The last of the Quad-City area barber shops have raised their prices to $4 a cut and few people seem to mind. Harley W. Hancock, owner of All Service Barber Shop, Moline, says fewer people have objected to this increase than any he can remember. The barber shops increased their minimum prices from $3.50 to $4 in the past month, following arbitration by Barbers Local 113, boosting the minimum wage to $2.80 an hour.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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