Day in history for June 4, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
It seems that everybody in central Europe, especially in Germany, Austria, Hungary and Bohemia, wants to emigrate to the United States. On a single day 6,000 emigrants sailed from Bremen for America.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Pupils of the Gymnastic School gave an entertainment at Turner Hall. Professor Schultz led the exercises.

1902 -- 100 years ago
An ordinance was introduced in the Rock Island city council providing for the licensing of baseball and driving parks on payment of a $100 fee annually.

1927 -- 75 years ago
June 12 has been selected as the date for the dedication of the $75,000 Prince Hall home in Rock Island by Masons of Illinois.

1952 -- 50 years ago
The sale of Moline's old Washington School, at 8th Avenue and 17th Street, has been completed and the final payment on the purchase price delivered, the board of education was informed by its attorney, Andrew Kopp. The old building and site were sold at auction a year ago for $12,700, but only recently was the title cleared for the deal to be completed. The purchaser was the Scott Corporation of Bettendorf.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The arrest total in a massive crackdown on illegal gun and drug operations in the Quad-Cities now stands at 62. Officers from nearly a dozen federal, state and local law enforcement agencies launched the crackdown when they staged arrest raids at dozens of residences around the Quad-Cities.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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