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: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.






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