Day in history for June 19, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad has not made a location of the depot in Chicago, having not yet obtained ground for that purpose.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Two men from Canton are in Rock Island arranging for an excursion to Rock Island for the Canton Cornet Band June 28.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Clemann And Salzmann Furniture Store will remodel and occupy the Harper Theater building.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Liberal theology and modernism were attacked when Dr. G.A. Brandelle of Rock Island, president of the Lutheran Augustana synod, and Dr. S.J. Sebelious of the Augustana Theological seminary, addressed a class of 32 men who were ordained as Lutheran pastors at the 68th annual convention of the synod in Omaha.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Designation of the high school building at Viola as the senior high school and that at New Windsor as the junior high school of the newly-formed community unit school district, No. 202, to be known as Winola schools, has been made by the district's 7-man board of education.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Major banks and other financial institutions are on the brink of introducing a new consumer shopping device nationally. A debit card would automatically deduct the purchase price from a buyer's checking account. The entire transaction would be complete when a special plastic card issued to the shopper is inserted into a terminal at the store's checkout counter.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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