Day in history for June 25, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Workmen yesterday were engaged in raising a couple of frame buildings on Madison St., between Orleans and Rock River.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Closing exercises of St. Joseph's Parochial School will be held June 28 and 29.

1908 -- 100 years ago
John P. McGoorty of Chicago, aspirant for the Democratic nomination for governor, will address Rock Island citizens at the Harper House tomorrow.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Louis W. Joseph of New York, known professionally as Joe Frisco, former star of Ziegfield Follies and Earl Carroll's Vanities, is spending the weekend with his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Joseph, and his sister, Mrs. R.G. Sweet, both of Rock Island.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Moline's second annual water show, to be staged July 13 along the waterfront west of 34th St., will be sponsored by the Moline Jaycees, according to action taken last night by the harbor development committee meeting in the city hall.

1983 -- 25 years ago
In connection with Illinois' new child passenger restraint law, Illini Hospital is sponsoring a child safety week Monday through Friday. The hospital will have free public showings of the film Andquot;Car Safety: Don't Risk Your Child's LifeAndquot; Wednesday through Friday. Later in the year, Illini will sponsor a car seat rental program.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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