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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  Today is Wednesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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