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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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