Day in history for June 24, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The committee in charge of making arrangements for the Fourth of July are determined to get up a celebration worthy of the day. No general celebration has been held for many years.

1883 -- 125 years ago
School board elections will take place in Rock Island tomorrow.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Mississippi River passed the 12-foot stage at Rock Island today.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island County has submitted projects calling for highway improvement funds totaling $376,000. The projects will be taken under consideration by the governor's unemployment commission. Allocations would come out of the money set aside for Illinois in the public works program of the federal government in highway construction.

1958 -- 50 years ago
College students were reminded today by Selective Service officials that they must apply now for draft deferments.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The last drink will be poured and the last glass lifted Thursday at the Jug bar in the LeClaire Hotel. The Jug will close at the end of this month due to lack of business. The hotel has been a downtown Moline landmark since it opened in December 1922. The bar probably opened soon after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. It has been a popular gathering place for downtown Moline workers ever since.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.

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