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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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