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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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