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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