Day in history for June 24, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The report telegraphed to some of the eastern papers that the cholera was prevailing at LaSalle and Peru on the Illinois River is suggested as having been done for the purpose of benefiting the Ohio River steamboat interests, as the report was calculated to drive the travel from the northern or lake route to the Ohio River during the summer.

1877 -- 125 years ago
C.C. Bowsfield, editor of the Evening Wisconsin of Milwaukee, was a caller yesterday at The Argus office.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The coronation of King Edward VII has been postponed because of his illness. He was operated upon today.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Senator Martin R. Carlson's bill appropriating $200,000 for the purchase of Black Hawk's Watch Tower at Rock Island as a state park site was passed by the lower house of the general assembly, 111 to 9.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson, partners in show business for more than thirty years, have combined their troupe with Harold Steinman's skating vanities and will present a combined Revuesical at Wharton Fieldhouse, Moline, from Oct. 8 to 12.

1977 -- 25 years ago
An ordinance which massage parlor spokesmen say could drive them out of business was approved by the Davenport City Council. One of the toughest provisions of the new law would require anyone who gives massages to have completed 150 hours of training and be a graduate of an accredited school.

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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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