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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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