Day in history for June 15, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
We acknowledge the receipt of a magnificent bouquet of flowers from our attentive friend Kinney. Some 20 varieties of the fragrant roses comprised this beautiful collection.

1902 -- 100 years ago
At a mass meeting, Rock Island's 15th Street property owners declared themselves in favor of asphalt as paving material.

1927 -- 75 years ago
William A. Smith of Rock Island was elected treasurer of the Illinois Aerie, Fraternal Order of Eagles.

1952 -- 50 years ago
An invading army of worms is causing worry for residents in the 1000 and 1100 blocks on 44th Street, Rock Island. The small, whitish worms have appeared within the past week on the terraces along the west side of the street. Ranging in length from one to two inches, they seem to like the shady dampness of the hillside.

1977 -- 25 years ago
An enterprising community project has literally gotten Annawan rolle bolle players off the streets. The new courts are located along U.S. 6 and can accommodate as many as 16 teams at one time. The fire district furnished the land and fill dirt, and the 60-plus members of the two Annawan rolle bolle clubs and other volunteers pitched in to create the courts in time for the June 5 Annawan Fun Day.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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