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 are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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