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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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