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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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