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: 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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