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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.

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