Day in history for June 19, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Today, for the first time in four days, occasional glimpses of the sun were seen. For four days the weather has been cold and rainy, and the farmers say the prospect for growing crops is very discouraging.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Emanon Club gave a dance at the Watch Tower in Rock Island.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Resurfacing with asphaltic concrete was agreed on as the type of improvement to be made on 4th Avenue, 1st to 15th Streets, Rock Island.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The Scottish brogue may be a bit thick at the Quad-City Airport Sunday as the dream of a determined mother to see her two sons after many years of separation is realized. William S. (Scotty) Kean, Rock Island, is looking forward to greeting his mother for the first time in 30 years. The 74-year-old woman has recently flown from her home in Kilmarnock, Scotland, to see Scotty and his twin brother, James, of Hamilton, Ont. ``It's going to be the biggest thrill of my life to see my mother again,'' Scotty said. ``I haven't seen her since I left home at the age of 23 to come to this country 30 years ago.''

1976 -- 25 years ago
Dr. Barbara Kuhns, Geneseo, is the first woman veterinarian to ever practice the art in the Cambridge-Geneseo area and one of the few female veterinarians in Western Illinois. The former high school teacher opened her practice a week ago, achieving a goal she formed at age 16.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.

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