Day in history for June 19, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Yesterday we were given new potatoes, raised by Mr. Albert in his garden. We believe them to be the first of the season.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Sheriff Reticker has returned from Decatur where he attended a state convention of county officers.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Walter A. Rosenfield motored from Chicago to Rock Island in the machine of M.C. Allen of Moline.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Nearly 400 volunteer solicitors were on hand at 8 this morning to take the field in the campaign for signatures on depositors trust agreements to put into effect the plan for reopening of the Rock Island Bank Andamp; Trust Co. Paul A. Dahlen is chairman of the campaign.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Construction of a 12-room medical clinic opposite the East Moline City Hall will begin about July 1, it was announced today by Dr. George A. Cook.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Illinois 84 at 19th Street in East Moline will reopen Tuesday, announced R.C. Wehner, district engineer, Illinois Department of Transportation. The roadway has been closed at the railroad crossing just north of Illinois 92 (17th Street) in East Moline since May 31, when Brandt Construction Co. began reconstruction of the crossing. The patience of the traveling public has been appreciated, said Mr. Wehner.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.

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