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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