Day in history for June 26, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The steamer Tishomingo will make a moonlight excursion down the river on Wednesday.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island's business men appointed a committee to make recommendations for improving the city's harbor on the Mississippi River.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Joe Berger, Rock Island baseball player, is wanted by two major league clubs, it is reported. No deal will be made until the close of the present season.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Work of remodeling the Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island, and constructing a new 2-story addition at the rear of the property, was begun today. The project will cost about $20,000.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Members of the Pilot club of Rock Island enjoyed a cruise on the Mississippi aboard the Pipe Dream last night. Dinner was served on board, with arrangements made by Mrs. Besse Schultz and Mrs. Viola Kistler.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Sales at the Rock Island County Car Dealers Association auto show being held this weekend at Moline's Wharton Field House have been as hot as the weather itself. Andquot;Fantastic, more than pleased,Andquot; said Murrell Peterson, sales manager for Horst-Zimmerman, Rock Island. Fourteen dealers brought 450 new cars, vans and trucks to the parking lot of the Field House for the three-day sale which continues this afternoon.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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