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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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