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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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