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 new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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