Day in history for June 16, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Last Saturday, although cool, was a fine day. The general impression appears to be that we are going to have summer.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The city waterworks have undergone a thorough overhauling and everything is in splendid working order.

1908 -- 100 years ago
At the regular meeting of the city council a beginning was made for a system by which the city can determine accurately the quality of gas and voltage of electricity furnished customers by the power company.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Augustana College was restored to good standing in the North Central Association of Colleges today by the executive committee pending a re-inspection later this year. President Andreen and Dean Wald appeared in behalf of the college.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Two local tennis players, Dick Goepel, Moline ace and Dave Ray, mainstay of Rock Island High School's varsity net team will be sponsored by the Moline Jaycees in the Illinois State Jaycee Tennis tournament at Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, June 27-29.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Moline residents will pay more for water Sept. 1 if two city council committees have their way. The water and finance committees called for the rate hike Wednesday night -- eight days after the council approved a 120 percent increase in the sewer rates.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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