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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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