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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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