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: 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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