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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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