Day in history for August 17, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The first appearance of HendersonAndrsquo;s Dramatic Troupe last evening was not greeted with as full a house as there might have been.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
By an executive order, dancing in the beer gardens in Rock Island is prohibited.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
The city of Moline has no plans at present for buying or in any way taking an active interest in Moline Memorial Park Cemetery, Mayor Arnold R. Smith said today. His comments came after he received complaints concerning the condition of the cemetery and a move for the city to take over the cemetery was revived.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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