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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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