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.

Back: Available days in June 2002



Local events heading








  Today is Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






(More History)