Day in history for June 21, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Democratic candidates for the national presidential election have been selected. Presidential nominee is Franklin Pierce of New Hampshire. Presidential elector for the Sixth district is Joseph Knox of Rock Island.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Seventy carloads of munitions have been shipped and 400 more carloads will come to Rock Island Arsenal from the St. Louis Arsenal, which is being discontinued.

1902 -- 100 years ago
As a result of a contest, Miss Bessie Gilmore will be Rock Island's queen at an Elks carnival to be held in Davenport.

1927 -- 75 years ago
George J. Scheuermann announced today that he and his wife will finance the erection of a $200,000 apartment building at 24th Street Place, south of 12th Avenue, Moline. Work was begun today.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Two East Moline men were fined $25 each by Magistrate Lawrence Bobb in Silvis police court for allegedly fishing too close to the Hampton dam. Those arrested and fined are Mike Cankity and Bob Spuler.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Drivers will get faster service at license examining stations, when Illinois starts issuing new photo licenses which require only minutes to process. In the past, renewals and new licenses have taken up to a month to go through the mail, but the photo licenses will be ready for drivers while they wait, an estimated 20 minutes for renewals, a little longer for whose who must take written or road tests.

Back: Available days in June 2002



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

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.








(More History)