Day in history for June 6, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
A company from Moline has chartered the boat Rock Island for a pleasure excursion down the river. They left this morning. We hope they have a pleasant time.

1883 -- 125 years ago
There still remains $30,000 in delinquent taxes, according to figures issued by the county treasurer.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The first of the summer series of concerts at Watch Tower Park was given by Peterson's Band last evening.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Clarence Andquot;BusAndquot; Thoman of Moline, former Augustana College athlete, accepted the position of basketball and track coach at New Boston High School. For the past two seasons, Thoman has been basketball coach at St. Mary's High School in Moline.

1958 -- 50 years ago
A community-wide testimonial dinner will be held for United Township High School baseball team at 6:30 Tuesday night in American Legion Building. Players, coaches and managers of the team, which reached quarter finals at state, will be honored at the dinner sponsored by six East Moline community organizations.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Some flew in. Some drove their cars. Some rode motorcycles. But no matter how they arrived, everyone at Sunday's Mercer County Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast and Air Show had a good time. It was the largest turnout ever in the 12-year history of the air show.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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