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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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