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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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