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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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