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 fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.

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