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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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