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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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