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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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