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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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