Day in history for June 9, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The bareges worn by the ladies this season are covered with small checkers in double lines of pink, blue or green. The flounces of dresses made of this material contain stripes.

1877 -- 125 years ago
At Rock Island High School graduating exercises essays were read by Francis A. Cutter, Ina E. Lewis, Julia Anderson, Hattie Henderson, Bridget Cavanaugh, Daisy Hardy, Mary E. Lloyd, Ellen Russell and Minnie Briggs, and orations were given by M. Edward Sweeney, W.E. Palmer, Nelson R. Hayes, Etta M. McDonald and Fannie Hamilton. Alvin H. Connelly delivered the valedictory.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Robert G. Hudson resigned as superintendent of Trinity Episcopal Sunday School after 44 years of service in that position.

1952 -- 50 years ago
The House public works committee today approved legislation authorizing enlargement of the Iowa-Illinois Memorial Bridge across the Mississippi River between Bettendorf and Moline. The new span would be added to the present bridge, widening it to handle four lanes, two each way.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Rilla McDade says you haven't lived until you've been beeped in public. Lawyers, doctors, real estate agents and expectant fathers are among those who've taken up the electronic portable pager fad, and their numbers are growing.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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