Day in history for June 22, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
To all lovers of good ice cream we would recommend the Andquot;Castle House, Andquot; kept by Mr. Wm. Hurst, as the place to obtain it. Young men of Rock Island you cannot find a more pleasant retreat these fine summer evenings, accompanied by a fair one, than the above named place, situated as it is, in the most pleasant part of the city, on Illinois street, between Ohio and Exchange.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Theodore Thomas' orchestra presented a fine concert at Harper's theatre last night.

1908 -- 100 years ago
A storm that struck Rock Island last night caused considerable damage. Many streets were blocked with trees that were uprooted.

1933 -- 75 years ago
A Fourth of July celebration will be staged at Erie this year under the auspices of the Erie Community High School band, and proceeds realized from concessions on the grounds will go to the band fund.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Pinball seizures expected to net a total of 16 machines were begun this morning in Silvis and Moline on orders of State's Atty. Bernard J. Moran, he said an investigation had shown payoffs were made on each of the 16 machines.

1983 -- 25 years ago
More than 30 boats will parade down the river, skiers will demonstrate their skills and a Dixieland band will play during Saturday's Year of the River Regatta.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."

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