Day in history for June 1, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Do not forget the exhibition of the Mormons at Island City Hall. The paintings will be viewed with much interest by all who may visit it.

1883 -- 125 years ago
June, the month of roses, is here. We trust it will give us better weather than its predecessor.

1908 -- 100 years ago
City Clerk Martin T. Rudgren is in Chicago today attending the meeting of the executive committee of the association of city clerks and attorneys.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Members of Playcrafters, Rock Island's little theater organization, elected Miss Dorothy Harder, Rock Island, as president for the 1933-34 season last evening at Fairview Inn, Milan.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Any tavern owners arrested by police on gambling charges will have their licenses suspended for 30 days, Mayor Arnold R. Smith said today in answer to complaints about gambling in Moline taverns. The mayor said he did not believe there is any widespread gambling in the city but he is determined not to let it get a start.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Len Robert Small, The Daily Dispatch publisher, has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the Small Newspaper Group Inc., it was announced today. He succeeds Jean Alice Small, who becomes chairman of the board of the family-held daily and weekly publications.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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