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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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