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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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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