Day in history for June 29, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The body of DeWolf, one of the two men who drowned at the Moline dam, was recovered near Andalusia.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Forty Rock Island Masons went to Preemption to help institute a lodge there. The lodge was founded by H.C. Cleaveland of Rock Island, district organizer.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island is experiencing an unusual damp and cold spell. The growth of all vegetation has been seriously impeded. Corn is at a standstill.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island Moose Lodge initiated 38 candidates at a meeting attended by 400 members.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A costume parade Wednesday will be the highlight of activities sponsored by the East Moline playgrounds. Led by the United Township High School summer band, a large group of costumed children will parade from 12th Street to 8th Street on 15th Avenue, south on 8th Street to 16th Avenue and east on 16th Avenue to the East Moline city hall where prizes will be given. Awards will be presented for the most original, the most clever and the most beautiful costumes.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Elliott Flying Service was given a one-year deadline to transfer its operations to the south side of the Quad-City Airport by the Metropolitan Airport Authority. The shift of Elliott's to the south side is part of an overall plan to move all general aviation there, making way for construction of a new commercial terminal.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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