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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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