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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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