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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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