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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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