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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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