Day in history for August 30, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
There was a most disgraceful row and drunken fight in the Third Ward recently and some of the persons involved were thrown in jail. These scrapes are dignified by the name of 'ball' or 'cotillion party'.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Fay Templeton Company presented Audran's comic opera, 'Olivette,' at Harper's Theater. Miss Templeton was particularly piquant and bewitching.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Plans for the annual Labor Day celebration were announced by J.W. Cavanaugh, marshal for the day. There will be a laborers parade in the morning and picnic at Suburban Island in the afternoon.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Gorilla Jones of Akron, Ohio, soundly drubbed Kid Leonard in a 10-round boxing match at the Palmer School arena. About 1,500 fans witnessed the fight.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Production workers at the Rock Island Millwork Co. were on the job as usual today after voting to accept a company offer for a wage increase of three cents an hour across the board.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Four Quad-Cities area residents were killed when a small single-engine plane crashed about 10 p.m. Sunday, 10 miles north of Burlington near Dodgeville. Killed were the pilot, Roger Cathcart, and his wife, Carol, of Port Byron; Gerald Herman of Moline and Chester Plumb of Port Byron.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.

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