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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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