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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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