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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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