Day in history for August 21, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
On Wednesday evening last, StormAndrsquo;s Band was out enlivening a favored few with some of their sweetest strains.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island High School football squad will spend a two-week training period at Big Island.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
A quick switch was pulled last night on a 40-year-old Rock Island County farmer who believes that no one could have any better neighbors than he has. His neighbors cast their votes for William F. Parchert, Buffalo Prairie, and elected him the winner of the Good Neighbor Contest, sponsored by the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce in connection with the 1958 Rock Island County Fair.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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