Day in history for June 18, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
If you wish to save the expense of a trip to Saratoga Springs, just drop in at Cook's drug store for a bottle of the genuine Saratoga water.

1883 -- 125 years ago
A large crowd attended the social held by First Methodist Church last night.

1908 -- 100 years ago
U.S. Kerr, celebrated basso, was heard in a recital at Central Presbyterian Church last night.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Persistent late inning rallies and Tony Gober's relief hurling gave Peoria its third straight victory over Rock Island last night by an 8-7 score. Davenport regained the Valley League lead by taking a doubleheader from Quincy. Ed Hall starred in the Davenport offense.

1958 -- 50 years ago
The Geneseo City Council will take under advisement objections to the recently voted increase from 10 cents to 25 cents in parking meter violation fines.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Nineteen students will leave July 2 for Augustana's 1983 summer school in Germany, a nine-week program combining language study and travel. The group will spend six weeks studying in Passau and three weeks touring East and West Germany. Local students include Joseph Buck, Moline; Kai Swanson, Rock Island; and Christopher VanSpeybroeck, East Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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