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 are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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