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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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