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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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