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 female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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