Day in history for June 4, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Thalberg, the great pianist, will be in Rock Island Saturday with his troupe and will give one of his concerts.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Several Rock Island men will attend the national exposition of railway appliances in Chicago next week.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Mississippi River is at the highest stage yet this year.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Bill Schmidt pitched his fourth straight victory of the season last night at Davenport Municipal Stadium, holding Davenport to four hits. Rock Island came up with 11 hits to down Davenport, 4-1.

1958 -- 50 years ago
More than 3,000 exhibitors are expected to enter the 18th annual Rose and Flower Show, which will be held Sunday afternoon in Moline's Scottish Rite Cathedral. The event is sponsored by the Tri-City Men's Rose and Garden Club. R. Victor Hanks, president of the club, estimates the total of individual blooms will reach 3,500.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Some painstaking craftsmanship and a lot of love went into restoring a 1928 Model A Ford Leatherback by the Arnold Solomon family of East Moline. The work was worth it, and so is the car, to the tune of $18,000. Solomon is the proprietor of a new East Moline business specializing in stocking parts for and restoring Model A Fords, 42nd Avenue Sales, 4200 10th St.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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