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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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