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: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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