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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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