Day in history for August 13, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
It is now believed the corn crop will be one of the finest for a number of years.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The two new cars for the Milan Streetcar Co. arrived today.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Forty-nine children are housed at Bethany Home in Rock Island.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island and Keokuk last night put on one of those wild games which have become quite common this season in the Mississippi Valley League. Together they amassed 33 hits, good for 50 bases. The Islanders showed more activity at the bat, and on the baselines, so they were on the long end of the 22-9 score.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Togas and columns set the open air stage for Andldquo;Oedipus RexAndrdquo;, a Greek drama to be presented Saturday and Sunday in Lincoln Park, Rock Island. A part of the Starlight Revue Series, the drama is to be performed by members of the Genesius Guild.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Quad-City Cruisers Car Club will have its second Andldquo;Summer Sock HopAndrdquo; tonight at W.L. Eddy School, 125 W. 2nd Ave., Milan. The doors will open at 6 p.m., and music will start at 7 p.m. and continue until midnight. The band will be Andldquo;Shenandoah,Andrdquo; which specializes in Andlsquo;50s and Andlsquo;60s tunes.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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