Day in history for May 29, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Ladies, hoop yourselves. For further information, see the advertisement of Smith's Variety Store.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The Rodman Rifles met at the Armory this afternoon and went to the Arsenal to place their floral tribute at the tomb of General Rodman.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Almost 100 delegates to the annual state meeting of the German Catholic Society arrived in the city today. About 300 are expected for the opening services tomorrow.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Confidence that reductions in gas and electric rates will be ordered for Rock Island, Moline and East Moline by the Illinois Commerce Commission, has been increased by the announcement that negotiations in Davenport with the Peoples Light Co. have resulted in a proposal to the City Council of Davenport for a flat 13 percent reduction in electric light rates.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Bill Parsons, son of Dr. and Mrs. Parsons, and Stuart Nelson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Nelson, were named valedictorian and salutatorian of the senior class at Moline High School.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Union workers at Davenport Packing Co., Milan, went on strike Saturday after a breakdown of contract negotiations. The 48 members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 431, had been working under an extension of a contract.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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