Day in history for June 8, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Sheriff E.M. Beardsley asks us to say that those who have not yet paid their taxes are required to call at his office this morning and pay them.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A sedate, old dray horse caused a sensation yesterday when he became frightened and ran down 4th Avenue, scattering stoves, chairs, tables and other articles along the way.

1907 -- 100 years ago
There are at present 68 automobiles in Rock Island, according to the list prepared by the police department to aid them in enforcing the ordinance regulating their use.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Lawrence C. Murphy and William B. Schroder were nominated for commander of the Rock Island Post, American Legion, at a meeting last night.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Residents of Bowlesburg Grade School District No. 35 are making another try for annexation to East Moline Grade School District No. 37. E.S. Metcalf, Rock Island County superintendent of schools, said today he had received annexation petitions bearing the names of 936 Bowlesburg people.

1982 -- 25 years ago
For the 11th straight year the Rock Island County Fair will participate in the Illinois Association of County Fairs Talent Contest. The local contest will be July 23. The association started the contest in 1972 to provide an outlet for Illinois talent.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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