Day in history for February 26, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
A situation is wanted for a young man in a grocery or liquor store. He is capable of taking care of a set of books, either in English, German or French. He comes highly recommended with references from Michigan. He can be found at Mr. Smith's saloon on the levee.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Thirty-seven marriage licenses have been issued at the county clerk's office so far this month. Cupid is doing a great business.

1908 -- 100 years ago
A conference of Rock Island members of the county Republican committee was held last night. A thorough discussion of primary law took place. Dr. Joseph DeSilva was chairman.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Hugo Birkhahn, captain of this year's Rock Island basketball squad, was chosen vice president of the high school senate at its meeting yesterday afternoon.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Earth people will stride on the moon in 10 years or less, Albert Clark, manager of advanced nuclear weapons for GE Co., said as he addressed a meeting of local chapters of American Institute of Electrical Engineering and American Society of Mechanical Engineers in the Moline Legion.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kimmel of Moline have been selected as area chairpersons to assist with planning the 1983 Convocation of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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