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.

Back: Available days in June 2007



Local events heading








  Today is Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






(More History)