Day in history for June 17, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
City of Rock Island railroad bonds have been negotiated in New York to the amount of $50,000 at the rate of 2.5 percent premium.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The 4-oared Minnehaha won a boat race over a course from Sylvan water bridge to the Rock Island roundhouse in 11:08. After the race, Ben Harper served a lunch to the oarsmen.

1902 -- 100 years ago
An advance in pay for members of the police, health and waterworks departments was voted by the Rock Island City Council.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Dr. G.A. Brandelle of Rock Island was re-elected president of the Augustana Lutheran synod for a 4-year term at the 68th convention of the synod in Omaha.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island's fire defenses operated at high efficiency during the past year. The damage caused by fire in Rock Island in 1951 amounted to $114,448. On a population basis, this property loss represented $2.35 per capita and was well below the average reported for all the United States' cities, $3.32 per capita.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will christen its new survey boat, the General Edgerton, at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Lock and Dam No. 15 at the west end of the Arsenal. The ceremony will mark the 202nd anniversary of the Corps. The craft is named for Major General Glen E. Edgerton, who served as the Rock Island District Engineer from 1930 until 1933.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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