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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.

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