Day in history for June 28, 2008
- 1858 -- 150 years ago
- This evening the Rev. J.P. Donelan will deliver a lecture in Smith's Island City Hall. The lecture will be one of the finest ever delivered in Rock Island.
- 1883 -- 125 years ago
- J.M. Buford won the school board election.
- 1908 -- 100 years ago
- Peter J. Drautzberg of the United States Secret Service was in Rock Island and Moline today investigating a counterfeit money case.
- 1933 -- 75 years ago
- The Rev. H.F.C. Wetzel, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church of Coal Valley, has been extended a call to become pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rock Island, to succeed the late Rev. P. Wilhelm.
- 1958 -- 50 years ago
- Funds for employment of a deputy city clerk in East Moline have been appropriated by the City Council. Applications for the $4,000 a year job will be accepted, according to Mayor Frank J. Esposito.
- 1983 -- 25 years ago
- A long-awaited $1 million project to change Moline's 16th Street and 15th Street Place is finally under way. City officials have begun acquiring right of way needed for widening those streets between 18th and 23rd Avenues. The project, for which planning started two years ago, will cost $1,075,000 with 75 percent of the funding coming from the federal government. This improvement is a portion of the city's long-range construction program.
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