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 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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