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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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