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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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