Day in history for June 13, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Residents of Port Byron will celebrate the battle of Bunker Hill with an excursion and picnic on the steamer Diamond Joe.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The first of a series of summer concerts was given at the Watch Tower Park in Rock Island by Albert Peterson's orchestra.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Standard Plumbing Manufacturing Co. of Pittsburgh leased the former Hill Furniture building in the 1600 block on 2nd Avenue, Rock Island.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Sammy made it. Sammy, a striped alley cat owned by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lesage, 1629 13th Street, Moline, evidently became worried when his owners began packing to move to Danville, Ill., last week, so he hopped into the moving van and went to sleep. His disappearance worried his owners, but after looking high and low for the cat, they finished packing and left. When the movers started unpacking the van in Danville, out jumped Sammy.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Tony Lasek, East Moline, spent the day avoiding black cats, walking around ladders and throwing salt over his shoulder. He noted his 13th birthday, Friday the 13th. ``The only thing unlucky for me about today is that my mom told me at age 13 I could quit having parties.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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