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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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