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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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