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: 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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