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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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