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 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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