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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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