Day in history for June 30, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
j.J Beardsley, Esq., sold Alanson Sennett, of Ohio sixteen acres of land lying on the road between Rock Island and Moline, and being the premises upon which he now resides, for $300 per acre. Property appears to be advancing in that direction.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island had 140 telephones in use with oders for several new ones. Davenport was using 225 and Moline 65.

1907 -- 100 years ago
A meeting of the Democratic County Central Committee, it was decided to hold a congressional convention here on Aug 16.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Two gallons of alchol in a wall cache, with a siphon tube to draw it, were confiscated by Rock Island police last evening in a raid at a residence in the east end of the city.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Five brothers of Moline were among the 47 persons who completed applications for citizenship at Rock Island County Circuit Clerk's office. They are the Kalomalos brothers, natives of Greece, who came to this country Feb. 14, 1951.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Ralph Turner of Rock Island could barely express the joy he felt today after his wife, Virginia, had gone through a operation Tuesday that may enable her to hear again after 15 years of deafness. The implant was one of the first of its kind performed at the University Hospitals, Iowa City.

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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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