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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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