Day in history for June 9, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The high water is washing much of the sand away from the track of the Rock Island Andamp; Peoria Railroad along the river on Water Street.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Work of spreading cinders on various city streets will commence tomorrow morning.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The annual tournament of the Western Golf Association will be held on the links of the Rock Island Golf Club June 13-18.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Edson Schull, son of Colonel and Mrs H.W. Schull, Rock Island Arsenal, is a member of this year's graduating class at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Proceeds from a benefit show held Friday and Saturday by a group of neighborhood children at 1612 22nd St., Rock Island, were donated to the Rock Island County Polio Chapter. The money collected was $16.65. The following children participated in the show: Anne and Steve Bregstone, Martha McHugh, Laurie Vogt, Mercy and Dick Hamilton, Dianne and Mike Arnold and Jim Spurgetis.

1983 -- 25 years ago
A special exhibit of Buddy Andquot;LAndquot; toys will be on display at the Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. The antique metal toys, now treasured by collectors, were manufactured in Moline. Fred Lundhal, who founded the toy company in 1920, named it for his son, the late A.B. (Bud) Lundahl.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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