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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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