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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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