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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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