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: 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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