Day in history for June 7, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A large brown cow, with D.D. lettered on each horn, was reported missing in the Rock Island business district. A cash reward was offered.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Workmen for the Burlington Railroad laid a track along Water St., from 12th St. east, early in the morning. The track was removed in the afternoon by order of the Rock Island mayor. The matter was slated to go into circuit court.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. E.F. Bartholomew and daughter, Cotta, left for Southern California to spend the summer.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Illinois blue-clad veterans of the Civil War began mobilizing in Rock Island for the 64th annual encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic.

1955 -- 50 years ago
When Ed Sullivan presents an All-Army Show on Toast of the Town next Sunday, Rock Island will be represented by Cpl. Kenneth ''Sonny'' Berry, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Darrell Berry, 2307 30th St.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A 113,000-square-feet gothic structure is being torn down to make way for parking spaces, baseball diamonds and basketball courts for the East Moline Community Correctional Center.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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