Day in history for August 29, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Attention is requested to the notice of a select school. Those who wish their children placed under competent and faithful instructors should avail themselves of the opportunity before the class is filled.

1882 -- 125 years ago
O.J. Dimock will soon erect a carriage repository on 3rd Ave. It will be an extensive building and will improve the appearance of that portion of the city.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island County Old Settlers at their 42nd annual reunion today voted to erect a monument to Colonel George Davenport on the Rock Island Arsenal Island, similar to that erected by the Indians.

1932 -- 75 years ago
A milk strike in the Quad-City area, called for tomorrow morning by the Quality Milk Assn. of Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Scott, Clinton and Muscatine Counties, has apparently been averted.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Twelve miles east of Galesburg, the Illinois Police Assn., a benevolent organization of more than 20,000 members, is moving in with bulldozers, architects and cash to construct Sherwood Youth Camp for underprivileged children of the state.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Quad-City unemployment rate rose to 14.7 percent in July, the second highest rate in 20 years of Illinois Job Service recordkeeping.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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