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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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