Day in history for June 3, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Shearer, at his grocery on Orleans Street in Rock Island, has a great many of the luxuries for good living. Included in this category are jars of French strawberries.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Final examinations will be at Augustana College next week. Commencement exercises will be in Swedish and English.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Closing exercises of St. Joseph's Parochial School will be at the Illinois Theater on June 12.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Voters of Rock Island, Mercer, Henry and Whiteside counties will elect three judges of the circuit court for terms of six years next Monday, and will vote on the question of ratification of a proposed constitutional amendment to repeal the 18th Amendment.

1958 -- 50 years ago
More than 100 rodeo cowboys will be aiming for a share of the prize money at the third annual Quad-City Rodeo, to be Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at the Rock Island County Fairgrounds, south of East Moline.

1983 -- 25 years ago
A bronze water fountain and sculpture by nationally known artist Gene Horvath of Rockford has been presented to the Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department. The sculpture was unveiled Thursday at a ceremony at the Hauberg Civic Center, 1320 24th St., Rock Island, where it will be on permanent display.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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