Day in history for June 7, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Rev. John Murray will preach in Smith's Hall tomorrow morning and evening. All liberal Christians and the public are invited to attend.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The aldermen of Rock Island will take a trip to Aurora tomorrow to inspect the electric light system there.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. W.P. McVey, pastor of the Spencer Memorial Methodist Church, Rock Island, has been offered the presidency of Hedding College at Abingdon.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Miss Marjorie Rose Eichelsdoerfer, Rock Island, will be awarded the Rock Island County scholarship of the University of Illinois for a four-year course, it was announced today by Justin A. Washburn, county superintendent of schools.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The way has been paved for the location of another major industry in East Moline following the rezoning of a 16 1/2 acre section of land east of 19th St. at 8th Ave. for heavy manufacturing. Proposed for the area is a modern paint manufacturing company.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Quad-City kids can now get a taste of the country without leaving town. Located on 36 acres of beautifully wooded rolling hills in the heart of Bettendorf, Camp Na-Wak-Wa, a summer day camp operated by a new non-profit agency of the same name, opened today for the first time.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

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