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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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