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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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