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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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