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 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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