Day in history for June 20, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Cholera has made its appearance in Davenport and has been prevailing more or less during the past two weeks. There were four deaths on Sunday.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Lars Lind, a cousin of the famous singer, Jenny Lind, is working as a carpenter at Sterling, Ill.

1902 -- 100 years ago
At the Twelfth Street Ball Park in Rock Island, the Thins defeated the Fats, 15 to 11, in a baseball game to raise money for cemetery improvements.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Tri-City residents were treated to the sight of the flagship airplane New York, which led the Pan-American goodwill flight to Central and South America last winter, and greeted the commander of that flight, Major Herbert A. Dargue, when he and his party arrived by air for a visit.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Davenport City Clerk Frank Hass is keeping his eyes peeled for another letter from President Truman. He received one, signed by the president's secretary, pertaining to the city council's decision to lift rent controls in Davenport. However, the letter merely acknowledged receipt of a certified copy of the resolution.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Mindy Peterson had an unscheduled bridal shower Wednesday night that will fatten her dowry by $10,000. Miss Peterson, 18, who will become the bride of Bob VanOpdorp, 21, Silvis, on Saturday, won the state's instant lottery. Miss Peterson, Carbon Cliff, plans to go to Hawaii on her honeymoon.

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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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