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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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