Day in history for June 6, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Capt. Z. Cook, having moved to his new residence, corner of Adams and Rock River streets, has begun the construction of two fine stores at his old residence adjoining Webber's new block on Illinois St.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Milan road is improved greatly due to the many repairs that have been made recently.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The tailor shop of J.B. Zimmer And Co. in the Peoples National Bank building was almost entirely destroyed by fire this noon.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Steve Miller, regarded as one of the finest athletes in the history of St. Joseph's High School, will enter the University of Notre Dame next fall as a law student. Steve captained the St. Joseph's team last year. They topped their season with a 9-6 victory over Rock Island High School.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Rock Islander's this year will be able to call their city hall their own. One more payment due Dec. 1, in the amount of $17,000, will retire the last of an original general obligation bond issue of $275,000, dated March 1, 1939.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Members of International Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local 2045 of American Air Filter, Saturday morning voted 206 to 12 to accept a 7 1/2 percent wage increase over the three year life of the new contract.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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