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: 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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