Day in history for August 2, 2008
- 1858 -- 150 years ago
- Two horses attached to a wagon belonging to Peter Carr of Edgington started from the Island City Hotel at a furious pace. While Mr. Carr was trying to stop them, he was thrown from the wagon and badly hurt. No particular damage was done to the wagon.
- 1883 -- 125 years ago
- Shad flies filled the air last night along the river bank. Railroad cars were covered with the dead bugs.
- 1908 -- 100 years ago
- The committee for raising funds for illuminating Rock Island streets hopes to complete its work at an early date.
- 1933 -- 75 years ago
- Rock Island scored four runs in the eighth inning last night to win a see-saw, 8-7 encounter with Springfield. The victory left the Islanders firmly entrenched in second place, two games behind the league-leading Davenport club. Redmond led the Rock Island attack with four hits.
- 1958 -- 50 years ago
- The merger of Deere Andamp; Co. and its three wholly-owned U.S. manufacturing subsidiaries, which was approved by stockholders Tuesday, was made effective Friday. As part of the merger, the state of incorporation was changed from Illinois to Delaware.
- 1983 -- 25 years ago
- William A. Getz has resigned as president of the Moline Public Hospital board of directors, ending a 21-year tenure in that post. Getz, a 30-year veteran of the board, will continue to serve as a director but will be succeeded as president by Wallace Kooyman, named to the board last fall.
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