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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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