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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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