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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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