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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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