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: 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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