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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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