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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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