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 weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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