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 rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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