Day in history for June 27, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Why is it that all persons arrested by the police are taken to the same police magistrate's office instead of dividing the business?

1882 -- 125 years ago
A fire occurred at Hampton early yesterday morning which destroyed the large store of Heagy And Stoddard. The loss has been estimated at not less than $9,000.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Islanders were defeated by Peoria today, 7-6, and dropped to third place in the Three-I-League standings.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The total rain so far this month has been 6.9 inches, the heaviest monthly rainfall since June 1930, when 9.14 inches was recorded.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The Rock Island County Board of School Trustees last night after a public hearing voted the annexation of Bowlesburg School on South 10th Street, south of Silvis, into the East Moline Grade School District.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Rock Island Historic Preservation Association is sponsoring its second annual walking tour of Rock Island, 'Tour Yesterday,' from 1 to 5. This year's free tour will include 80 homes along 23rd Street between 5th and 12th avenues. Each home's history and brief notes about its architectural features will be posted on a placard in front of the home.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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