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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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