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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