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: 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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