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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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