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.

Back: Available days in June 2008



Local events heading








  Today is Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




(More History)