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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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