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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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