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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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