Day in history for July 30, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The work on the high school building is progressing. The foundation, the entire wall on the south side and small portions on the other side are standing.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Many are expected to attend the band concert in Union and Franklin Parks tonight.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The weather has remained fine here in recent weeks with just enough rain to keep the farmers happy. The outlook is for a very good corn crop this year.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Manager Riley Parker of the Islanders said today he expects to use Al Hollingsworth, star southpaw, in the game with Cincinnati next Monday. Parker also stated that he believes Hollingsworth will be grabbed by a major league club before the season is over and the Reds have first choice.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Why are schools in operation only nine months of the year? This was the question John L. Kline, chief products engineer, unit ventilator department, American Air Filter Co. Inc., Louisville, Ky., put before the Rock Island Rotary Club at yesterday's meeting in the Fort Armstrong Hotel. Kline presented a film showing the advantages of air conditioners in schools.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Soaring temperatures caused power problems for area residents and businesses in Sterling, Rock Falls and Prophetstown Friday afternoon.

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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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