Day in history for June 10, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A loafer, name unknown, was up before Justice Swander yesterday for stealing sardines from Burdett And Sanger.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Harper's Theater was packed from footlights to dome last night as commencement exercises were held for the 12 members of the senior class at Rock Island High School.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Papers were filed in the circuit court today making East Moline a city. It has thrown off the garb of the village.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Postmaster H.A.J. McDonald will be reappointed to a fifth term as a result of political developments in Rock Island over the past week.

1957 -- 50 years ago
If the interest show in last night's concert of the Quad-City Music Guild at Prospect Park auditorium is a reliable indication of what may be expected from the public in coming productions, the guild should be ''in the black'' financially at season's end. The auditorium was filled to capacity and parking space was at a premium.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Atkinson seventh-grader Candi Clapp recently won a trip to Springfield for placing first in the Illinois State Council on Nutrition poster contest. Clapp, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Clapp, 307 W. Williams St., Atkinson, beat out all other competition in the seventh through eighth grade category.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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