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 ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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