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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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