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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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