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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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