Day in history for June 17, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Some sneaking coward, whose name we would like to publish, hurled stones at the Turner procession as it was passing the German school house. Two gentlemen in the procession were knocked senseless. Such an outrage would not be tolerated if the perpetrator were known.

1901 -- 100 years ago
George Press, Rock Island, who last week held up John Gillespie and robbed him of 30 cents, was sentenced to a term of 30 days in jail and a fine of $25.

1926 -- 75 years ago
E.A. Waller, manager of the J. Peterson Company, has just returned from Philadelphia where his firm was awarded a $105,000 contract to equip the second floor of the new addition to the $10,000,000 Gemble Brothers Dry Goods Store.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The Augustana Lutheran Church shattered all precedent today when it voted to permit women to participate in the administration of local congregations.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Thousands of dollars worth of supplies Rock Island County purchased for this year's primary election were not used and will likely end up as expensive note pads. County records show $37,769 has been spent on supplies and printing, with the general election and its expenses still to come. The most costly of the unused supplies were purchased as a result of a state law requiring paper ballots to be supplied to each precinct in case a voting machine breaks down.

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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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