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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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