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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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