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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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