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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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