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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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