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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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