Day in history for June 23, 2007
- 1857 -- 150 years ago
- John Goodman says his custom on the Fort Armstrong ferry has considerably increased since he reduced the fare to five cents. He thought public opinion demanded a reduction and he did not wait for the courts to reduce the rates.
- 1882 -- 125 years ago
- There will be a large excursion from Peoria Sunday. The visitors will arrive early and will spend the day visiting points of interest about the city and on the government island.
- 1907 -- 100 years ago
- A horse hitched to John Meyer's vegetable wagon became frightened while standing on Second Ave. and raced through Spencer Square, wrecking the wagon and scattering vegetables everywhere.
- 1932 -- 75 years ago
- Thousands of Quad-City residents and visitors lined the streets of the Moline business district last night to witness the big Turner parade, one of the spectacular events in the 3-day program of the midwest invitational turnfest.
- 1957 -- 50 years ago
- A meeting later this week will work out details of administering and deciding eligibility for $7,000 worth of Salk vaccine, to be purchased by the Rock Island County Chapter, National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.
- 1982 -- 25 years ago
- The Rock Island Lines Depot, 3029 5th Ave., Rock Island has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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