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 ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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