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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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