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: 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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