Day in history for June 25, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The Rock Island city council has voted to give the Chicago and Rock Island railroad the right of way through any of the public avenues and the use of any unoccupied grounds it needs.

1877 -- 125 years ago
A selected nine from Rock Island defeated Davenport High School's baseball team, 13 to 6.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Diamond Jo line of boats again will stop at Rock Island. Because of a fight with the city council, the packets have refused to dock here for three years.

1927 -- 75 years ago
More than fifty Rock Island County youths have been invited to be guests at the pow-wow to be held at the Moline Elks Club.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A bit of name-calling relating to one's rightful place in the animal kingdom culminated when Alvin Sharpless, Davenport, was tossed in the pokey. John Petruccelli, proprietor of the Bay State Shoe Repair Shop, testified in police court that Sharpless called him names and threatened to start a fight. Sharpless, charged with intoxication, explained: ``He called me a pig. I left the shop and got to thinking about that and went back and called him a dog.''

1977 -- 25 years ago
The General Edgerton, a new Mississippi River survey boat, was christened by the daughter of Major General Glen E. Edgerton who served as Rock Island District Engineer from 1930-33. Mrs. James N. Rothschild of Utica, N.Y. broke the champagne over the bow of the boat.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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