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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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