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 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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