Day in history for June 4, 2007
- 1857 -- 150 years ago
- We hear that a large number of laborers in the city have struck for $1.50 per day. This wage does not seem unreasonable considering the high cost of living.
- 1882 -- 125 years ago
- The wet weather of the last few weeks has caused the planting of corn throughout the county to be late.
- 1907 -- 100 years ago
- The general's salute of 16 guns was fired for the first time in the history of the Rock Island Arsenal yesterday when it was given in honor of General Baron Kuroki of Japan who visited the Arsenal.
- 1932 -- 75 years ago
- Five members of the Rock Island Police Department took the second examination yesterday to select a night captain. The applicants are Gus Kirsch, Detective Dennis J. Bennett, Officers Harry E. Fitzsimmons, Otto S.Johnson and Charles H. Miller.
- 1957 -- 50 years ago
- Final plans for Bermuda Shorts Day, sponsored by the Rock Island Downtown Retail Bureau, have been made. Retailers are scheduled to convene at the Fort Armstrong Hotel next Monday morning at 11, wearing shorts.
- 1982 -- 25 years ago
- Sixty-four of the Quad-Cities best Pac-Man players will compete for $2,000 in prize money Sunday in the Quad-Cities Pac-Man Tournament for the Heart Association. The playoffs will begin at 1 p.m. under tents behind Lee's Liquors, 3722 14th Ave., Rock Island.
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