Day in history for June 12, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Passengers and shippers are asked to take notice that the fast running packet, J. McKee, will arrive at the Rock Island wharf at 3 o'clock this afternoon on its way down river.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- R.S. Dingess, oldtime showman of Chicago, was here today billing the town for Forepaugh's big circus, coming June 30.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- At the offices of Drack And Kerns, architects, contracts were awarded to N. Juhl to erect a building for the London Clothing Company for $30,000 and another building for the National Bowling Alley Company for $11,000.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Rock Island aldermen favor a city tax on gasoline.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Moline's George Washington Grade School, 41st Street and 16th Avenue, is featured in the May issue of Architectural Forum. The $611,000 Moline school, finished and occupied last fall, is the first building of the Quad-Cities area to be discussed in the magazine. The school was designed by Architect M.R. Beckstrom of Moline.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Harpist Sally Goodwin Weitzman has recently been notified of her acceptance into the Affiliate Artists program, a national organization created for the purpose of advancing the careers of performing artists and broadening appreciation for the arts through community residencies. The East Moline native was one of a small number of applicants chosen from a field of 900 for the honor.
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