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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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