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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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