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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  Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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