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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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