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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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