Day in history for June 14, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Austin Corbin, Esq., takes the place of Mr. Wheeler in the editorial conduct of the Davenport Banner, Mr. Wheeler retiring because of continued ill health. Mr. Corbin is a high-minded gentleman and an able writer. (In later years Mr. Corbin became a millionaire and established Coney Island and other popular beaches of New York.)
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Commencement exercises of Augustana College took place in the open air on the bluff just back of the college building. The program was conducted alternately in Swedish and English.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- William Jennings Bryan, former Democratic nominee for president, was a house guest of E.W. Hurst in Rock Island. He was enroute from Aledo to Monticello, Iowa.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Miss Georgia T. First, Rock Island High School teacher, was injured in an auto collision near Geneseo.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- A 16-year-old escapee from Mount Pleasant State Hospital was on his way back with a definite grudge against hitch-hiking. He made his only mistake in electing to thumb a ride from an autoist who happened to be a doctor, recognized the youth, and turned him over to Scott County authorities.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Because of the hot, dry, windy weather this spring, trees in the Quad-City area are beginning to show signs of leaf scorch. Injury is caused by water being lost by the leaves faster than it is replaced by the roots.
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