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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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