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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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