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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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