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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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