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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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