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: 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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