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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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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