Day in history for June 16, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Another large drove of cows and calves for Iowa passed through this city Saturday.

1882 -- 125 years ago
P.L. Cable was elected president of the Rock Island And Peoria railroad at a meeting of the directors held yesterday. R.R. Cable was chosen vice president and C. Lynde was named secretary.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Islanders and Springfield battled 19 innings yesterday before Rock Island nosed out the Senators, 6 to 5. The game is the longest ever played in the Three-Eye league.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Clarence Van Daele of Moline, caught a short-nosed sturgeon, weighing 60 pounds and measuring 5 feet 6 inches long, while fishing at the Thirty-eighth street dam, Rock Island.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Three youths were picked up in Silvis yesterday morning after they started celebrating the Fourth of July early by shooting off firecrackers at 1:20 a.m. The boys were throwing firecrackers out of the car windows and when an attempt was made to pick them up, they turned off their lights and tried to get away.

1982 -- 25 years ago
It was a case of the shoemaker's children going barefoot when Tuesday's heavy rains caused flooding in a local insurance agency's basement. The company is having to pay for the cleanup because no flood insurance was in effect for the office.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.

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