Day in history for June 17, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
A few weeks ago we announced our intention of receiving telegraphic dispatches. To meet the expense, we will have to charge $6 per year instead of the usual $5.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Villa de Chantal Alumnae Association was formally organized at a meeting of 50 graduates this morning.

1933 -- 75 years ago
The Lutheran Augustana Synod in Chicago yesterday elected Dr. Conrad Berendoff as dean of Augustana Theological Seminary and professor of practical theology. He has been acting dean since the death of Dr. C. E. Lindberg three years ago.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Through the ingenuity of Cecil Frank, operator of Fancho Farms at Geneseo, housewives won't even have to boil eggs for Fourth of July picnics this year. The enterprising poultryman said Quad-City markets will offer cooked eggs for the first time.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The Quad-Cities will be treating its public buses much better beginning Sept. 1, when the new Quad-City Transit Facility is to open. It covers about two blocks of the north side of 5th Avenue at 30th Street in Rock Island and will serve about 55 buses run by RICHMMTD and the City of Davenport. Local officials and reporters toured the facility this morning.

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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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