Day in history for June 29, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We have received the first number of a new semi-weekly paper, just started by Mr. Frank M. Linehan, in Moline. It is neatly printed and bids fair to become one of the permanent institutions of that place.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Hot weather in this area is driving the residents to their summer camps.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Harper house in Rock Island is to be remodeled at an estimated cost of $100,000.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Herbert E. Liljegren, 2019 15th Street, Moline, was appointed Rock Island County adult probation officer today by Circuit Judge Nels A. Larson. He assumes his new duties Saturday. Judge Larson entered a court order coincident with the appointment of Mr. Liljegren, terminating tomorrow the tenure of Charles Oswald of Rock Island and James J. Trevor of Moline as probation officers.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Two teenage fishermen uncovered a strange find on Big Island along the Hennepin Canal this morning -- eight sticks of dynamite, a detonating cap and a fuse which had been lighted but had failed to burn down.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Low bids for plumbing, heating and electrical work at the new Rock Island County Jail are $400,000 less than expected, and much of the work will be done by local firms. The apparent low bids added up to $1,872,488.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

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