Today is Wednesday, June 13, the 165th day of 2012. There are 201 days left in the year.|
1862 -- 150 years ago: Strawberries are being sold in this city for 8 cents a quart. There will soon be plenty at 5 cents.
1887 -- 125 years ago: Former Sheriff J. M. Reticker and his wife of Red Oak, Iowa, are visiting friends in the city this week.
1912 -- 100 years ago: The Black Hawk brick plant at Sears has been awarded a contract to furnish bricks for the construction of the new Masonic Temple in Rock Island.
1937 -- 75 years ago: Ray Sehnert, of Rock Island, and Joseph Schneider, of Moline, are among the six state police officers of District 7 who will enter the state marksmanship match this week at Springfield.
1962 -- 50 years ago: Plans for acquiring a site for a future junior high school in Milan are nearing the closing stage. This will be the second site purchased by the school board for a possible junior high school. The other site, located in east Rock Island, will be used as a football field this fall.
1987 -- 25 years ago: U.S. Rep. Lane Evans joined Vietnam Veterans of America in filing suit in federal court Friday to block the planned closing of counseling centers for Vietnam veterans.
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