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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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