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: 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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