Day in history for June 2, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The city authorities think that 75 cents a day is about as much as laborers are worth who are engaged on the streets. The laborers think otherwise and have decided not to go to work at that price.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The High School Alumni Association will hold a special meeting at the rooms of the Board of Education to complete arrangements for the annual reunion.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Albert Huber of Rock Island was elected vice president of the State League of German Catholic Societies.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Miss Iva C. Pearce, head of the speech department at Augustana College for the past 27 years, taught her last class at the college this week. Miss Pearce retired from the school of oral expression which she founded in September, 1906.

1958 -- 50 years ago
A capacity audience, swelled by the hundreds of alumni and parents of 1958 graduates of Augustana College, on campus for commencement weekend activities, packed the gymnasium for the annual home concert of the Augustana Choir.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Coolidge Junior High School might be closing, but thanks to a variety of memorabilia, it won't quickly be forgotten. The school is offering commemorative yearbooks, a choir, band and orchestra album, and a history of the school for sale at the school until June 17.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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