Day in history for June 13, 2007

1882 -- 125 years ago
The members of the Rock Island Fire Department have invited the private hose companies to participate in the annual parade June 22.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The new state automobile laws will allow passenger cars to travel at a speed of 15 miles per hour instead of 10 and provide for the license number to be painted on each side of the headlamps.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Harry H. Cleaveland of Rock Island will be the delegate from this city to the Republican Convention opening in Chicago tomorrow. He, together with Everett C. Hardin of Monmouth represent the 14th Congressional District.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Harry Orr, Jeweler, Rock Island's new jewelry store at 209 18th St., will observe its grand opening this Saturday.

1982 -- 25 years ago
St. Ambrose College's newly formed booster club will have its initial membership meeting at 8 p.m. Monday in the college cafeteria. Alumni and friends of the college are invited to the meeting, which will deal primarily with bylaws and dues structure.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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