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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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