Posted Online: June 04, 2012, 5:21 pm

Today in history for Tuesday, June 5, 2012

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Today is Tuesday, June 5, the 157th day of 2012. There are 209 days left in the year.

1862 -- 150 years ago: People who want local notices for the benefit of their business are expected to pay for them. Because a man takes The Argus or gets us to do a job of printing, it can't follow that we are under any obligation to advertise or notice him.

1887 -- 125 years ago: The First Baptist Church of Rock Island will begin its 50th anniversary celebration tomorrow night.

1912 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. Marian Humphreys of Central Presbyterian Church addressed 68 Rock Island High School seniors at baccalaureate services last night.

1937 -- 75 years ago: Two of Rock Island High School's outstanding seniors will give addresses at commencement exercises tonight. They are James Wiedenhoeft and Betty Clark. Diplomas will be presented to 323 graduates.

1962 -- 50 years ago: Moline High School graduated 523 students, the largest class in the history of the school, at commencement exercises in Wharton Field House last night.

1987 -- 25 years ago: East Moline officials, in cooperation with the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission, are gearing up development plans for a riverfront bicycle path.