Day in history for May 23, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Next Monday is the anniversary of the Rock Island Rifle Company. After parading in the streets, they will be marched to the fairgrounds where they will be drilled.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The ferry will run tonight to transport music lovers to Davenport. The celebrated orchestra of Leopold Damrosch will perform.

1933 -- 75 years ago
A class of 16 nurses was graduated from St. Anthony's Hospital this morning at exercises in the hospital chapel. Mass was celebrated by the Rev. James A. Dollard, chaplain of the hospital. Diplomas were awarded by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. P. H. Durkin, rector of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Rock Island.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Work has been started and is expected to be completed by late fall on the erection of a warehouse, office and truck well for the United States Plywood Corp. of New York in Milan's new industrial subdivision east of Highway 67 and south of the Hasselroth Trailer Court.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island City officials have thought about it for a week, and tonight will act on a proposal to charge fees to organizers of parade, marches, runs and other events in Rock Island.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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