Day in history for August 15, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
On Saturday, during the thunderstorm, the lightning was conducted by the telegraph wires to the machines in the office and completely demolished them.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island County farmers welcomed the first rain in weeks. Pastures were sorely in need of refreshing showers.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
The county-wide chest X-ray survey will start in Rock Island County next Tuesday, and continue through Sept. 26. The survey is being sponsored by the Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association, in cooperation with the Division of Tuberculosis Control, Illinois Department of Public Health. There will be two units working in the county during the survey.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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