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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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