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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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