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: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






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