Day in history for June 22, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Dr. Ryland of this city, who recently passed examinations before the Army Board of Surgeons, has been ordered to Jefferson Barracks to join that portion of the Army bound for Utah.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island has been chosen as the site for the third annual convention of the liquor dealers and manufacturers of Illinois, to be held in September.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Arthur Payson slept on a grave in the cemetery last night and is $25 richer because of a bet made with Moses Ross.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island District of United States Engineers has received $390,000 in a special allotment of funds from the War Department to cover immediate work. A large portion of the money will go to cover payments on June construction work on the Rock Island nine-foot channel project and the first of the roller gates.

1957 -- 50 years ago
For a firm that doesn't have a standard product, Rock Island Bridge And Iron Works Inc. is doing a lot of growing. Last year, the firm's sales jumped about 80 percent over 1955. At present, it is experiencing another good year.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Jeff Swanson, East Moline, an employee at John Deere Parts Distribution Warehouse in Milan, has won $6,000 for a suggestion that thinner paper be used on computer generated parts tickets.

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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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