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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.

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