Day in history for June 28, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Thomas Francis Meagher, distinguished Irish patriot and exile, arrived in this city yesterday and stopped at the Rock Island House. He will deliver one lecture in Rock Island tomorrow.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The reports from the agriculture regions are to the effect that the crops are in good condition notwithstanding the heavy and incessant rains.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Lines began this month to publish a magazine for the benefit of its 37,000 employees.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Paul Kochanski, Polish violinist, will appear as guest artist for the Tri-City Civic Music Assn. as one of the four concerts to be presented next season.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A Coal Valley man, Wallace S. Smith is one of 14 officers cited for outstanding police work in 1956 by Illinois State Highway Police Benevolent Group Board. Patrolman Wallace S. Smith, an officer of State Police District 7, been given a third place award of $50 for courage exhibited during motorcycle races at the 1956 Illinois State Fair.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A fire early Sunday caused about $15,000 damage at the Boat Limited tavern on Illinois 92 west of Andalusia. Andalusia Fire Chief Richard Kaiser said the damage was confined to the kitchen and a storage room that housed cooling equipment.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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