Day in history for August 11, 2008
- 1858 -- 150 years ago
- A few weeks ago, fishing was the sole amusement for the leisure moments. Now that the blackberries have begun to ripen, many persons have taken to the bluffs.
- 1883 -- 125 years ago
- Proceeds of a public picnic at Sylvan Island tomorrow will be used for band concerts in Franklin Square.
- 1908 -- 100 years ago
- H.L. Wheelan was nominated for the Democratic minority representative to the state legislature in the primary election.
- 1933 -- 75 years ago
- County Treasurer E. Clifford Hall tomorrow will distribute $555,500 of tax payments to treasurers of cities, townships, the county and the state as a fifth partial settlement on the collection of taxes for the year.
- 1958 -- 50 years ago
- About 250 persons attended the third annual picnic for Rock Isalnd city employees and their families at the Gra-El picnic grounds, three-and-a-half miles east of Quad-City Airport on U.S. Route 6. Nineteen races and contests were conducted under the direction of Kenneth W. Kramer, city recreation superintendent, and Miss Sally Welch, Youth Guidance Council social worker.
- 1983 -- 25 years ago
- They call it Andldquo;CE-1Andrdquo; in Seattle. A close encounter of the first kind. The citing of an unidentified flying object within 500 feet. Officials of the National UFO Reporting Center in Seattle say they want to talk to residents of a rural Port Byron neighborhood who reported seeing and hearing something in the heavens about 9 p.m. Monday. The descriptions of it vary, but all agree it lit the sky.
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