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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: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.






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