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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