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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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