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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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