Day in history for June 11, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
James Brodrick at the Shamrock House charges $2.50 a week for his rooms.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Captain Whitney's new stern wheeler, Edith, was launched from the Kahike Boat Yards, this morning.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Voting precincts in Rock Island County were changed today by the County Board of Supervisors.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Supervisor James A. Moran assumed full personal charge of the Rock Island Township relief office and Edwin F. McCarthy, former justice of the peace, who had been retained the past month by the new Democratic administration as relief clerk in the township office, terminated his services.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Comprehensive preliminary plans for the new Administrative Center of Deere Andamp; Co. southeast of Moline were approved this week by the company's board of directors, it was announced today by President William A. Hewitt.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Jennifer Lynn Adams, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Adams of 8612 158th St. West, Taylor Ridge, has been selected as a state finalist in the 1983 Miss United Teenager Pageant. Adams will compete in the state finals at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 in Normal, Ill., the preliminary for the national contest. Adams is being sponsored by Dr. J. DeBlois of Davenport. She is a student at Rockridge High School.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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