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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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