Day in history for June 7, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
On the 49th ballot the delegates to the Democratic national convention in Baltimore nominated Senator Franklin Pierce of New Hampshire for president.

1877 -- 125 years ago
During the trial of a swindler, who had sold brass rings as gold ones, one of the jurors drank too much and disappeared. He was found outside the courthouse delivering a speech. The judge dismissed the jury, the swindler pleaded guilty, and was fined $10 and costs.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Professor and Mrs. L.C. Daugherty left today for the Pacific coast. They will be gone about six weeks.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Clarence Chamberlain and Charles Levine completed their plane flight from New York to Germany. Their flight, coming after that made by Charles A. Lindbergh, will speed the development of world aviation.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Strawberries and watermelons littered Brady Street this morning after a 12-ton truck was struck by a Milwaukee Railroad freight train at the Brady Street crossing, south of East River Street, Davenport. Although the Lagomarcino Grupe truck was reported a complete loss, Frank Snyder, 32, escaped uninjured.

1977 -- 25 years ago
With the will and stamina of a marathon runner, and a little prodding from mom, Ray Alan Husted has finished 13 years of school without missing a day. His mother, the former Carolyn Myers, accomplished the same feat at UTHS in 1955.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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