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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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