Day in history for July 4, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The semi-annual meeting of the Rock Island County Medical Society will be held next Wednesday at the office of Drs. Truesdale and Knox.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Today a man entered the residence of Major Connelly and escaped with all of the silverware he found on the dining room table.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The molds for the first floor framework of the new six-story office building of the Rock Island Safety Deposit Co. have been removed and the novel construction is attracting a great deal of attention.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The annual report of the Rock Island Board of Education reveals that the total enrollment in Rock Island schools is 6,196.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The headquarters of the Junior FBI is a prime example of youth who are not getting into trouble. The clubhouse was built at the Zelnio residence on 5th Avenue in Moline by Benny Zelnio, Greg Sovanski, Butch Babinski and Victor Endress. They'd better not get into trouble. Benny's brothers, Chester and Ray, are both members of the Moline police department.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Shiny, rebuilt antiques cars and souped up vans and street rods took their place alongside bears, elephants and deer at Niabi Zoo when Quad City Classic Chevy Club sponsored their third annual Niabi Zoo Fun Run car show.

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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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