Day in history for July 6, 2008
- 1858 -- 150 years ago
- Last Monday was a proud day for Rock Island. Preparations had been made for the celebration of the fourth on a grand scale. These were carried out as satisfactorily as they usually are on similar occasions.
- 1883 -- 125 years ago
- Harper's Theatre was well filled last night when Theodore Thomas' orchestra presented a fine concert.
- 1908 -- 100 years ago
- Mayor H.C. Schaffer of Rock Island has accepted an invitation to be speaker at the next annual convention of the League of American Municipalities at Omaha.
- 1933 -- 75 years ago
- Charles Munson, Oscar Stiers and Aaron Holmquist while hunting for Indian arrowheads and other relics unearthed a skeleton of what is believed to be an Indian. The find was made in one of the sand dunes north of Atkinson.
- 1958 -- 50 years ago
- The name chosen for the new main lodge at Loud Thunder Scout Reservation was revealed today. It will be called Freytag Lodge, in honor of the late Laurence Freytag, Reynolds, who served as district commissioner of Fort Armstrong Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.
- 1983 -- 25 years ago
- What makes a big, gentle man, whose grin lights up the room, stay a policeman for 27 years? People, both the good and the bad, says Art Greiner, 51, who retires in August from the Moline Police Department as a patrolman.
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