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: 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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