Day in history for June 12, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The popular steamer, Flora, will make a pleasure excursion to Galena today.

1882 -- 125 years ago
There is considerable complaint that in the upper part of the county, the early planted corn is dying out and will have to be replaced.

1907 -- 100 years ago
A class of five pupils of St. Joseph's School received diplomas at exercises held in the Illinois Theater yesterday.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. J.A. Mansfield was elected president of the Women's Athletic Club yesterday at the annual meeting held in the Rock Island Elks Club. She succeeds Mrs. Ira Roberts.

1957 -- 50 years ago
One Rock Island woman seems to have a secret formula for keeping a job, but she offers no explanation of her secret except 'Don't look to the past, enjoy the present and keep busy, and look forward to the future.' The woman is Miss Minnie Dressen, teller in the savings department of the Rock Island Bank and Trust Co., a kindly woman of 71 who recently noted her 50th year as a bank employee.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Sisters of Humility of Ottumwa, Iowa, closed one book of history and began a new one. About 25 sisters arrived at Marycrest College, and others will be arriving elsewhere in the area where they will stay until their new home at 2706 Gaines St., Davenport, is built.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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