Day in history for June 7, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
A grand reopening of the LeClaire House will be held this evening. The LeClaire has been newly repaired and thoroughly renovated.

1883 -- 125 years ago
An official investigation conducted by Ira Holly of Iowa City showed Rock Island's water works to be in Andquot;bad shape.Andquot;

1908 -- 100 years ago
Tag Day in Moline to raise funds for Bethany Home in Rock Island netted $700 yesterday.

1933 -- 75 years ago
All officers of the Modern Woodmen of America were unanimously re-elected for terms of four years each in Detroit, Mich., this morning at the 22nd quadrennial head camp. Among the officers re-elected was J.G. Ray, Rock Island, head clerk.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Eighty boys will open the first of six camp periods at YMCA Camp Hauberg near Port Byron Monday. Attending the first 10-day period will be 50 boys sponsored by the Illinois Police Benevolent Association and about 30 boys from the Rock Island-Moline area, according to Dale F. Holmgrain, boys' work secretary at the Rock Island YMCA.

1983 -- 25 years ago
May 31 was the end of an era. The side-wise grin and the Andquot;Hey, KidAndquot; greetings of Joe Mendel will no longer be heard. Nor will he take his daily walk through John Deere Harvester Works. The youngster who made it big has retired. From age 17 Mendel has worked for Deere Andamp; Co.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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