Day in history for June 10, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The new Trinity Church edifice on Orleans Street will be consecrated next Friday by the Rt. Rev. Mr Whitehouse. Also, the Rev. Henry Stanley will be instituted as rector of the parish

1883 -- 125 years ago
A 16-inch water main burst in Rock Island yesterday, causing a great deal of inconvenience.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Modern Woodmen now totals over the million member mark. The record books now list 1,000,370 members.

1933 -- 75 years ago
One-act plays awarded first and second places in the annual Marshall Dramatic Contest will be presented at the Fort Theater under the auspices of the Junior Chamber of Commerce to raise funds for the yard and garden contest of the Jaycees.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. George P. Schermerhorn of 3159 23rd Ave., Moline, were named the king and queen of this district at a recent state convention of the State Farm Insurance Co. in Springfield. The Schermerhorns received their award for outstanding production.

1983 -- 25 years ago
President Reagan doesn't know it yet, but he's about to get a gift from a Moline firefighter. The beautifully hand-carved plaque depicts the seal the Moline man designed for the National Fire Academy at Emmitsburg, Md. Robert L. Lenger, 35, wants to thank the president for his support of the academy.

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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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