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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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