Day in history for June 5, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
We hear a hundred Pawnee Indians demanded pay to allow a train of emigrants to cross a bridge. The Indians were offered bread but demanded an ox, in addition. The emigrants therefore drew their guns and cleaned off the bridge, killing two or three and wounding others.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The fourth annual graduation exercises of Rock Island High School will be held in the Central Presbyterian Church. Music will be provided by Forey Folsom's string band.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Lines began to occupy the new passenger station at 5th Avenue and 31st Street in Rock Island.

1927 -- 75 years ago
A 30-acre tract bounded on two sides by 23rd Avenue and 17th Street has been chosen as the site for Rock Island's future million-dollar high school. Main building operations may not be started for several years, but a stadium may be built sooner.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A major theft was reported to Rock Island police. A prowler crept into the rear of the Fifth Avenue Cafe and lugged away two 100-pound sacks filled with those hard-to-get spuds. The cafe management had just alleviated a 4-day potato shortage with the purchase of the two sacks.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Nearly 600 persons have more than 20,300 parking tickets which they have not paid since 1975 in Rock Island and the city's police department announced it is launching a drive to collect the money.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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