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 ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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