Day in history for June 1, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Peak Family will be here today and open at the Island City Hall this evening. They are one of the best musical companies now in existence.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Four lightning rods have been placed on the jail building and the occupants now have less fear of suffering instantaneous death.

1907 -- 100 years ago
General Baron T. Kuroki, representative of the emperor of Japan, will arrive in Rock Island on Monday to make an inspection trip through the Rock Island Arsenal.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Selmer H. Berg, superintendent of public schools in Stoughton, Wis., for the past eight years, has been appointed superintendent of Rock Island Public Schools to succeed J.J. Hagan, who resigned at a special meeting of the Board of Education this morning.

1957 -- 50 years ago
About 70 prisoners in the Scott County Jail demonstrated for a half hour yesterday in protest to having ''beans five-times a week'' and against the trustee who prepared the meals.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Elliott Flying Service, Moline, has agreed to purchase a fixed-base operation in Omaha. The business will be Elliott's fourth location. Besides Moline, Elliott operates at airports in Minneapolis and Des Moines. The Omaha business will be at Eppley Airfield, the city's municipal airport.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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