Day in history for June 21, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We have learned of several attempts at house breaking in the past few nights. Every man should keep firearms freshly loaded to give the rascal a hot reception.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Board of Education last night reelected the teachers for all schools of the city and fixed the salary of elementary school principals at $800 a year.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Tri-City Athletic Club is sponsoring a special train to Milwaukee June 28 for the Packy McFarland - Charlie Neary bout.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Davenport, Moline and East Moline industries will be permitted to use the Rock Island river terminal on the same basis as Rock Island shippers through an agreement reached today between railroads and the Inland Waterways Corp. Shipping charges will be absorbed jointly by the Rock Island Lines and the barge company.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Free polio shots will be given to about 150 city employees, starting Monday, in a program sponsored by the Rock Island Civil Defense Corps in cooperation with the national and state governments which urge that all adults 45 years old and under be inoculated.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Denise Berry of Rock Island sent a red plastic rattle to Lady Di, when she heard she was expecting and she received a letter of thanks from Buckingham Palace.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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