Day in history for June 8, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The notice to those who own lots which require filling up, should be heeded if they do not wish to see the supervisor around their premises.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Carse and Ohlweiler, bottlers, celebrated their 15th anniversary yesterday by offering free drinks to all visitors.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Cash contributions turned over to the Bethany home last evening totaled $1,800.

1933 -- 75 years ago
The roof garden of the LeClaire Hotel, Moline, will be opened tomorrow night for the summer season, it was announced today by L. M. Harvey, manager. Plans have been made to hold dances Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Dr. L.J. Evans of Davenport, with a pure white Edith Krause entry, won queen of the show honors at the 18th Annual rose show held in Scottish Rite Cathedral yesterday under auspices of the Tri-City Men's Rose and Garden Club. There were more than 2,000 entries in the show, which attracted a large crowd until the storm broke late yesterday afternoon.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Jeffrey Alan Senatra, who graduated from United Township High School, East Moline, this year, was named a 1983 United States National Award winner in art. Senatra was nominated by teacher Theresa Fooken. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip J. Senatra, Silvis.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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