Day in history for June 30, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
A meeting of the Rock Island Fire Department will be held this evening in the courthouse.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The city magistrate turned in $136.75 to the city treasurer which he had collected during June in the form of fines.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island City Council last night appropriated $10,700 for remodeling the city hall.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Announcement was made today by Otto H. Untiedt, general manager of the Rock Island Lumber and Manufacturing Co., that Carl J.L. Wessel, Rock Island, became associated with the coal sales department of the company, effective tomorrow.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Bill Starr, racing in his cars No. 7 and 7 junior, won four of the seven events at the Quad-City Speedway Stock Car races Saturday night before 2,300 fans.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Milan residents were bailing out this morning from a flash flood described by village officials as the worst to hit this low-lying village for about three decades. Wednesday's deluge left most of the downtown area under several inches of water, with some reports of water standing knee-deep along U.S. 67 and W. 4th Street in the central shopping district. Andquot;It rained so hard and accumulated so fast, it became an immediate problemAndquot; village administrator, Steve Seiver said.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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