Day in history for June 22, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Our town and vicinity has been thus far the present season generally very healthy, and there is no reason to doubt that it will so continue throughout the summer.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Captain Blackburn, collector of the poll tax, has appointed George L. Gorman, Joseph Rosenfield, John Brennan and Thomas Bollman as his deputies.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Officers of the Long View Park Improvement Association are T.J. Medill, C.F. Gaetjer, George W. McCaskrin and Phil Mitchell.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Sixty-five Rock Island Boy Scouts are at Smith's Park, near Mount Carroll, Ill., to explore the caves of that vicinity.

1952 -- 50 years ago
The Moline sewer department, beset during the last several months by serious breaks which cost thousands of dollars to repair, is faced with another problem. It is the blockage of a 15-inch sewer on 2nd Street between 3rd Avenue and its riverfront outlet. Because there is no manhole in the 1,000-foot stretch of sewer where the stoppage occured there is no possible way of forcing an opening through the dammed-up sewer.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Unusually high ozone readings in the Quad-Cities early today dropped suddenly when a band of thunderstorms passed through the area. The pollution level rose to 70 parts per billion late this morning and pollution watchers said that had it remained there two hours they would have issued an advisory.

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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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