Day in history for May 30, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Today, by telegraph expressly for this paper: no report.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Public schools close for the summer June 7 with graduation exercises set for June 11.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The commander-in-chief of the Cuban Army visited Rock Island Arsenal today.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Contract for sale of the Rock Island Brewing Co., to Heino F. Busch, James J. Redding and Charles J. Venn for the sum of $250,000 was recorded in the office of John Devine, county recorder.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Earl J. Calkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl J. Calkins, 2459 18th Ave., Rock Island, will be ordained into the priesthood on June 1 in St. Mary's Cathedral, Peoria. The sacrament will be conferred by the Most Rev. William E. Cousins, bishop of Peoria. Calkins attended Sacred Heart and St. Joseph's Schools in Rock Island and was a member of the first graduating class at Alleman High School.

1983 -- 25 years ago
A six-horse pileup today resulted in a three horse finish and big perfecta payoff at the Quad-City Downs. In the eighth race, No. 4 horse Phlox became tangled in traffic near the half mile pole. None of the horses or drivers were injured seriously. After the pileup, No. 3 Hallmaster, No. 9 Skippy Bearcat and No. 2 Goin Bret were able to finish. The 3-9 perfecta paid $529.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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