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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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