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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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