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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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