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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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