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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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