Day in history for August 19, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We are indebted to G.C. Bowen for a couple of nice melons. He keeps constantly on hand a great variety of good things at his grocery at Illinois Street.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Awards of $11,600 were posted for todayAndrsquo;s horse-racing program in Davenport.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Arrangements have been completed with the Black Hawk Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, for handling about 700 Boy Scouts at Black Hawk State Park, Rock Island, during the 19th annual Indian Pow Wow Aug. 30 Andndash; Sept. 1.1983 -- 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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