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 new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.

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