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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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