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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