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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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