Day in history for June 2, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The steamer Commerce passed down on Monday and the Denmark on Tuesday. The Peak Family were on the Denmark which failed to arrive here in time for their concert as advertised for Monday evening.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The work of securing the right-of-way for the Rock Island And Southwestern railroad is still going on in the neighborhood of Andalusia.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. L.E. VanStappen has been appointed rector of St. Paul's Catholic Church to succeed the Rev. J.B. Culemans, who will take charge of a new parish in Moline.

1932 -- 75 years ago
More than $1,000 has been added to the Rock Island Community Chest fund. The total collected thus far is $21,073.33 and the goal is $25,000.

1957 -- 50 years ago
An application for a permit to construct a television station on Channel 8 was filed with the Federal Communications Commission yesterday by a group of five Quad-Cities men. The group formed an Illinois company this week, known as Community Telecasting Corp., with offices in Moline.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island's historic Fort Armstrong Hotel, 1900 3rd Ave., was auctioned off for $705,000 this morning but will continue operating as usual, a spokesman for the buyer said. The 62-year-old hotel was purchased by Black Hawk Federal Savings and Loan Association.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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