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.

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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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