Day in history for June 16, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Our friends R. Graham And Co. are manufacturing an article of water coolers, that are just the thing for the present warm weather, and we recommend them to all householders who wish to keep a constant supply of cold water at a trifling cost.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The 6-year-old son of John Bogue fell nine feet from the roof of a shed. He struck his head on some cinders and incurred serious injuries.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Modern Woodmen and Royal Neighbors held memorial services. Speakers were J.K. Scott and M.T. Stevens.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Major Charles L. Hall of Washington, D.C., was named to succeed Beverly C. Dunn as engineer in charge of the Rock Island district.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Members of the Rev. C.V. Smith family escaped injury when, during the height of the afternoon thunder shower, a bolt of lightning struck the roof of the parsonage at 430 16th Ave., East Moline. The heavy downpour, which accompanied the bolt, served to retard the start of fire.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Hot lunches will be served again at United Township High School next fall and school officials think they have just the bait to make the students bite. ``We're planning to go big on milk shakes,'' said Larry Dussliere, UTHS business manager. ``As an option,'' he said, ``we'll have lots of fast-food items; other schools say those milk shakes sell really well.''

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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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