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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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