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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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