Day in history for June 18, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Nicholas Lynch advertises his tri-daily omnibus service to Moline which leaves the American House, Rock Island, at 7:30 and 10 o'clock in the morning and at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Returning, the omnibus leaves Johnson's Hotel, Moline, at 8 and 11 o'clock in the morning and at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Owners of sawmills are rejoicing over news from the northern pineries that there will be an abundance of logs coming down the Mississippi this year.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Ben T. Cable of Rock Island was elected a member of the Democratic state central committee at the party's convention in Springfield.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Work has started on a $150,000 building at the John Deere Harvester plant in East Moline to be used in manufacturing combines.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A group of Brady Street businesses in Davenport have launched a fight for what they describe as ``their survival.'' Efforts were made today to contact Frank Kerrigan of Dubuque, a member of the Iowa Highway Commission, in seeking a 2-year delay in the widening and improvement project.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Moline fire officials have started spot-checking bars to make sure they comply with occupancy limits and fire codes. Mayor Lawrence Lorensen said today he launched the sweep before the Kentucky nightclub fire that killed more than 100 people earlier this month.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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