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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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