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: 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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