Day in history for June 11, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The express train from Chicago the other day had 10 passenger cars full of passengers and three baggage cars.

1882 -- 125 years ago
H.J. Symes of Rock Island, amateur billiard champion of the northwest, defeated Lannie McAfee of Davenport in a match game last night.

1907 -- 100 years ago
William H. Taft, secretary of war, arrived in Rock Island this afternoon accompanied by General William Crozier, chief of ordinance.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Famous canine movie star ''Rex'' was visiting Rock Island today with his master as a featured act in the Sam B. Dill Circus which early this morning pitched its tents here.

1957 -- 50 years ago
George H. McDonald was named president of the Rock Island Library Board last night, succeeding Ben T. Reidy, who had served three years. Mrs. W. C. Grant was named vice president, an office that had been held by Mr. McDonald. Marshall C. McClain, a former president and former secretary, was named secretary, succeeding the late Prof. Oscar L. Nordstrom.

1982 -- 25 years ago
In a move he says is aimed at keeping the city financially sound, East Moline Mayor Denny Jacobs, ordered all city employees to take one unpaid day off per month and keep overtime to a minimum. The order, Jacobs said, will remain in force until further notice.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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