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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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