Day in history for June 15, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
From present appearances, we are about to have a city band composed of gentlemen of the finest musical abilities in the city.

1882 -- 125 years ago
An indignation meeting will be held tomorrow at the courthouse to pass resolutions opposing the Rock Island-Davenport toll bill.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Monday everybody will celebrate the completion of the $100,000 booster fund. All who come downtown that night are advised to wear their old clothes.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Detective Dennis Bennett was appointed night captain of the Rock Island Police Department by the board of fire and police commissioners. He will succeed Gus Kirsch. Patrolman Gus Krueger was advanced to the position of detective to fill the position vacated by Bennett.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Officials of the Iowa Annie Wittenmyer Home imposed a quarantine on the home, following an outbreak of measles among the children. The quarantine will keep more than 200 boys and girls on the grounds and visitors out.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Famed jazz drummer Louie Bellson, a Moline native, returned to the Quad-Cities Monday night to present a concert with his combo in Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse, Rock Island. A capacity crowd, many of them friends of Bellson from his Moline High School days, was on hand to hear Bellson.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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