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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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