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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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