Day in history for June 12, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
P.M. Housel, Davenport, has taken a new store in LeClaire row and received a fine stock of new goods.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The graduating exercises of Rock Island High School were held at the Central Presbyterian Church. Graduates participating in the program were: Ella G. Kyte, Laura T. Ehleb, Lou J. Conway, Lucy Murphy, Dollie E. Kale, L. Minnie Magill, Norah C. Olson, Archy A. Stevenson, Paul Hamilton, Hattie A. Jenkins, Clara Whitman, Minnie Repine, Minnie J. Hull, Lizzie A. Weyerhaeuser and Nate Gest. Diplomas were awarded by J.F. Everett.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. Lawson W. Fuller won the fortnightly handicap golf match at the Arsenal Golf Club by a net score of 105.

1928 -- 75 years ago
A resolution to widen 24th Street for two blocks with wheel tax money lost 10 to 4 in Rock Island City Council voting.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Work on the nearly completed educational building of the First Congregational Church, Moline, was halted this morning as pickets appeared outside the church.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Wayne Smith, Clark Miner, Barney Hurley and Wayne Taube struggled with the rickety old township jail at Coal Valley when they moved it from a horse pasture to Smith's property, where restoration work will be done. The jail, which is believed to have been built around 1856, will be moved to the Municipal Park once it has been restored.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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