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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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