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 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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