Day in history for June 27, 2008
- 1858 -- 150 years ago
- The water in cellars around town is being pumped out as it should be.
- 1883 -- 125 years ago
- Reports have reached The Argus that catfish weighing from 75 to 200 pounds are being caught in the Rock River.
- 1908 -- 100 years ago
- Martin T. Rudgren, Rock Island city clerk, was chosen vice president of the state association of city clerks yesterday in Springfield.
- 1933 -- 75 years ago
- The Illinois Council of Merchants, with which Rock Island and Moline retailers are affiliated, will seek an injunction to prevent collection of the new Illinois 2 percent sales tax, passed last night in Springfield by the House of Representatives.
- 1958 -- 50 years ago
- The annual Quad City, Quad-States Tennis tournament, which draws some of the finest net talent in the Midwest will be held next weekend at Moline's Riverside Park courts. This will be the 11th year the tournament has been held.
- 1983 -- 25 years ago
- Drastic extremes in weekend weather caused havoc in the Quad-Cities for public officials as well as residents. High temperatures, powerful winds and sudden downpours were reported Sunday. In East Moline, temperatures peaking at 95 degrees caused pavement to buckle on Morton Drive near 19th Street. The National Weather Service reported that humidity climbed to 87 percent yesterday.
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