Day in history for June 5, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
At Cook's Family Drug Store may be found some Andquot;extract of alabasterAndquot; a new and refreshing summer beverage.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The monthly report of the Rock Island Public Library shows that 1,231 books were in circulation during May.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Diplomas will be given to 63 graduates of Rock Island High School at commencement exercises tonight.

1933 -- 75 years ago
The Quad-Cities sweltered in record breaking heat today. At 2 this afternoon the official temperature at the Quad-City Weather Bureau was 97 degrees.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Banning of dancing at the Moline municipal swimming pool was announced today by the Moline Playground and Recreation Board. The board cited a serious problem in supervising the activity and threats on several occasions last year against the Moline pool manager when he sought to have dancers Andquot;dance in a normal and decent manner.Andquot;

1983 -- 25 years ago
David and Julie Rash of Geneseo are real-life father and daughter, and now they'll have a chance to play father and daughter on the stage. Dr. David Rash plays the father, Frank, and Julie portrays his oldest daughter, Anne, in the comedy Andquot;Cheaper by the Dozen.Andquot; The play is the first summer production of Richmond Hill Players at the Richmond Hill Park Barn Theater in Geneseo.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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