Day in history for June 21, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
A monkey circus and dramatic troupe, one of the greatest amusements of the season, will be in Rock Island tomorrow.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The committee appointed to advertise for bids for the erection of a new county building met this afternoon in the office of the county clerk.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Rumor has it that the Rock Island city council will shortly be asked to grant a franchise to a new light and power company.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Plans for a meeting of the voting members of Immanuel Lutheran Church to be held Friday in the school basement for the purpose of calling a pastor to the congregation, were made by the congregation yesterday. A special board meeting will be held Tuesday when names of possible candidates will be discussed.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Short Hills Country Club will make its most severe challenge to wrest the Velie Cup from Oakwood Country Club tomorrow when it hosts the third round of the Quad-City country club golf series over its own familiar course.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Franciscan Medical Center, Rock Island, has bought two acres of property at 100 W. 20th Ave., Milan, where it will build branch medical offices that will house two family physicians. Plans are now being drawn for an office building of about 3,000 square feet.

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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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