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 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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