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: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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