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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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