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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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