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: 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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