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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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