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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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