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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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