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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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