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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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