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 corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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