Day in history for June 14, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Some misprints occurred in yesterday's edition of the paper. We called Mr. Boyce's free-trade resolutions a matter of ''fanatical statesmanship.Andquot; It should have been Andquot;practical statesmanship.Andquot;

1883 -- 125 years ago
The city prison will be remodeled and lined with sheet iron, making it fireproof.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Captain H.A. McDonald left Rock Island today to be present at the national Republican convention in Chicago.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Strike up the band. Our Islanders moved into first place in the Mississippi Valley League last night by trimming Keokuk, 4-1, while Davenport was taking it on the chin in Peoria.

1958 -- 50 years ago
The 183rd anniversary of the Army Corps of Engineers will be observed at brief ceremonies Monday morning at the Clock Tower headquarters of the Rock Island District.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The family of Frank and Karen Sibley of Rock Island is three members larger today. Triplets were born to the couple shortly before 6 p.m. Monday. The two infant girls, their brother and their mother are all doing well at Franciscan Hospital in Rock Island today. Mr. Sibley said the babies were the first triplets to be born at Franciscan. The father said the date of delivery, June 13, was the exact date predicted by the doctor months ago.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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