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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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