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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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