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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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