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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