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.

Back: Available days in June 2002



Local events heading








  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




(More History)