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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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