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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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