Day in history for June 30, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The dread of Asiatic cholera has been prevailing in Davenport for two weeks. Four victims of the disease died there Sunday.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Nels A. Nelson's right arm was mashed when it was run over by an engine of the St. Louis train at the 18th Street crossing in Rock Island last evening.

1902 -- 100 years ago
That the Rock Island Plow Company plans to expand is indicated by its purchases of property west of 8th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

1927 -- 75 years ago
A new chapel was dedicated today at St. Anthony's Hospital. Twenty-nine priests participated in the dedication, which was witnessed by about 200 persons.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Breakfast was hindered in the Geneseo home of Mr. and Mrs. Walfred Gustafson early yesterday morning. Mrs. Gustafson was preparing the first meal of the day when lightning struck the chimney about 6:20 a.m., throwing bricks into the neighbor's yard. The housewife described the effect as a ``terrible crash'' which shattered light bulbs, damaged some of the wiring in the home and tore shingles off the room.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The most recent addition to Moline's Peterson Park is a small amphitheater overlooking the Mississippi River. The semi-circular amphitheater was designed by Lundeen And Toline Architects, Moline, as part of improvements being funded via a Butterworth Foundation grant.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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