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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.

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