Day in history for June 15, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The county treasurer was going to sell the great bridge yesterday, for taxes. The attorney for the company tried to secure an injunction to restrain him from so doing, but it failed. Arrangements were afterwards made for the payment of the taxes, and the bridge was not sold.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The Alumni Association of the Rock Island high school held its annual reunion at Armory Hall last night, and everyone present enjoyed the program.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The semi-annual report of the Visiting Nurse association showed that 61 patients were treated during the six months' period.

1933 -- 75 years ago
An outdoor amateur boxing program will be staged tonight, starting at 8:30 o'clock, at Buck Sarginson's Arena Gardens in East Moline. The final bout was lined up today, when Glen Sible of Rock Island agreed to meet Pete Bozikis of East Moline in a 3-rounder at 118 pounds. There will be seven bouts and an exhibition.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Lewis Sabaski, 3305 9th St., Moline, today became Moline's Fathers Day Dad, as a result of a drawing from among 29 names in Association of Commerce offices yesterday.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Ground was broken for First National Bank of the Quad-Cities new Rock Valley Plaza Branch at Blackhawk Road and 38th Street, Rock Island.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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