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: 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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