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 female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.

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