Day in history for June 8, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- The Rock Island county jail is now empty. Any person in want of lodging can be accommodated by applying to the proprietor, G. Bollman, Esq.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Bidding 18 cents per prescription, Druggist John Bengston has been awarded a contract by Supervisor Aster to furnish medicine to the poor.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Home and Flowers magazine of Springfield, Ohio, praised Rock Island's Spencer Square as one of the most beautiful downtown parks in the nation.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- The Illinois Medical Society, convening in Moline, opposed action by congress which would limit the amount of liquor physicians could prescribe for medical purposes.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Eighty Bald-Headed Eagles, the men who comb their hair with a washcloth, launched plans today for their first organizational meeting on June 15 in Davenport. The comb-scorning men, all of whom are members of the Davenport Eagles Lodge, have banded together to form an organization of men boasting bald pates.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- The low level of the Mississippi River plus algae in the water is making Moline water brackish-tasting, city water department officials say. The water, despite the bad taste and smell, doesn't pose a danger to health and is safe to drink. Meanwhile, the city is treating the water with activated charcoal to try to eliminate the bad taste.
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