Day in history for June 7, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
At a meeting of the stockholders of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company held in Chicago, P.L. Cable, Rock Island, was elected in place of B.F. Allen of Des Moines and was the only new director chosen.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Cosmos Club left for its annual excursion to Milwaukee.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Caps and gowns were worn for the first time in the history of St. Joseph's High School when members of the 1926 graduating class took part in a breakfast program at the school.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Final adjustments and state approval of Sherrard's new $70,000 water system is expected soon. The project will provide water service for 140 families, who have had connections made from the water mains to their property lines. The new $70,000 system first went into operation about two weeks ago, according to the Interstate Engineering Co. of Rock Island, which drew the plans and supervised construction.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Ralph Casale could hire himself to solve the crime except he doesn't have the tools to get the job done. Casale, a private investigator from Elmwood, lost a $4,200 lie detector and $2,000 worth of camera equipment when someone broke into his car at Howard Johnson's Motel near the Q.C. Airport. The persistent thieves broke a rear window, then removed the rear seat to get into the trunk. The thieves also took two suits and 32 eight-track tapes.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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