Day in history for June 9, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We shall soon hear the tramp of the iron horse on the road to Coal Valley.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The tramp room of the Rock Island police station is still occupied nightly by some wandering representatives of the traveling profession.

1907 -- 100 years ago
H.H. Cleaveland was elected president of the Rock Island High School Alumni Assn. at the annual reunion.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Edwin Barry, apprentice at the Walgreen Drug Company, 1710 2nd Ave., Rock Island, won first prize in a nationwide counter display contest conducted recently. Mr. Barry received a gold watch.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A former Rock Islander has been an integral part of a team of scientists and engineers from Iowa State College, Ames, who have been conducting Arctic research for the Navy. He is Dr. Keith M. Hussey, associate professor of geology at Iowa State, who spent the summers of 1955 and 1956 in Alaska pursuing the research mission.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Pledges of $17,500 from anonymous, private donors will help keep the doors of Rock Island's only publicly funded day-care center open another year. Those funds, combined with increases in state aid, will erase a projected deficit at Rainbow Child Development Center, 4th Street and 16th Avenue, for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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