Day in history for August 10, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Sunday morning some of the prisoners confined in the jail in this city attempted to escape by sawing away the bars before one of the windows.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Two new street cars purchased by the Milan street car company are expected to arrive soon.

1908 -- 100 years ago
An automobile belonging to Deere Andamp; Co., Moline, turned over at Prospect Park, Moline, yesterday afternoon. The occupants escaped serious injury.

1933 -- 75 years ago
An egg with a double shell was laid yesterday by one of the chickens owned by Fred J. Hausman, 1837 45th St., Rock Island. The inner shell was perfect, and the outer was semi-solid, Mr. Hausman reported.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Work has been started in the 35th St. Park, Rock IslandAndrsquo;s newest playground area, on an $11,900 building which will house a shelter, storage room and rest rooms. The park is located at 35th Street and 22nd Avenue. The structure will be the first facility on the 8-acre tract.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Women who dislike pumping gas in their cars have a special treat waiting for them at the Union 76 Independent Oil Co. service station on East 19th Street in East Moline. They can sit in their cars while their gas is pumped for them, and save 15 cents a gallon. They get the self-service price. But only on Tuesday and Thursday.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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