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Day in history for August 12, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Yesterday the grading of Swan Street was begun. Few streets in the city need working more than this one.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island Stars defeated the Iowa City nine yesterday at the 9th Street diamond by a score of 10-9.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Elaborate ground plans for the Rock Island Exposition to be held in September were adopted by the board of directors last night.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. C.D. Waterman of Davenport, defending champion, won her 13th title at Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club this morning by defeating Mrs. E.G. Don, also of Davenport. The match was one of the closest ever played in the womenAndrsquo;s finals with Mrs. Waterman coming from behind to win.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Hog farmers in Illinois made the highest return in 1957 that they have realized since 1942, according to records kept by more than 5,000 farmers in the Illinois Farm Management Service.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Beginning late this year, Iowa Quad-Cities residents will be served by a new therapeutic radiation unit known as a linear accelerator. The unit will be set up in a specially constructed addition to the Central Park Medical Pavilion adjacent to Mercy Hospital, Davenport.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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