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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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