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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