Day in history for June 23, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The book ``Uncle Tom's Cabin'' has arrived at last and is on sale for $2 at H.A. Porter's.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Sunday newspapers have failed in Toledo, Ohio, because of public sentiment against Sunday reading.

1902 -- 100 years ago
B. Irvin Hayes and John A. Gustafson will open a new clothing store in Rock Island Sept. 1.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Jack Dempsey and Jack Sharkey signed a contract to box 15 rounds at the Yankee Stadium in New York on July 21.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Permanent automobile license plates for Illinois motorists were advocated by State Senator Charles F. Carpentier of East Moline, nominee for secretary of state, at the Illinois Republican convention in Springfield. Installation of such a system will save several million dollars for the overburdened taxpayers. The address by the East Moliner, who has served 14 years in the upper branch of the general assembly, was one of the highlights of the conclave. He drew an ovation after speaking only about five minutes.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Gene McCarter, athletic director at East Moline, has been picked as speaker at the 12th annual National High School Athletic Coaches Association convention in Hampton-Williamsburg, Va. He will talk on ``Excellence in Sports'' and ``Job Descriptions in Athletics.'' More than 1,000 high school coaches from more than 40 states are expected to attend the convention.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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