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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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