Day in history for June 19, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Owing to some accountable error in mathematical and astronomical calculations, the comet did not come into view yesterday as predicted.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Resolutions opposing the passage of the congressional bill making the Rock Island-Davenport bridge a toll bridge, were passed at an indignation meeting held yesterday.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Travel over the Rock Island-Davenport bridge yesterday included 2,481 pedestrians, 1,470 teams and 322 streetcars.

1932 -- 75 years ago
A 'baby hurricane' swept down upon the Quad-Cities shortly before 10 last night, uprooted trees and telephone poles,impaired light service and brought a deluge of rain amounting to 1.78 inches in its wake.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Paul R. McIlvain, 1020 23rd St., Rock Island, has been named chief home office underwriter for Modern Woodmen of America. He succeeds T.B. Numsen who died June 8.

1982 -- 25 years ago
George Lindsey and Paul Petersen have committed to the Quad Cities Open's celebrity pro-am scheduled for July 14. Lindsey is best known for his role as Goober Pyle on the Andy Griffith Show, and also is a regular on Hee Haw. Petersen played the son on the Donna Reed Show, has appeared in more than 50 other television shows and movies, and has two gold records to his credit.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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