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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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