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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.

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