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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.

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