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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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