Day in history for August 22, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
It is believed there are some counterfeiters prowling around. Keep a sharp lookout for them.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
A chorus of 124 voices has been formed at the Methodist camp meeting now being held in TindallAndrsquo;s Grove, south of Milan.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
The ''sidewalk superintendents'' are going to lose their jobs on the Iowa-Illinois Memorial Bridge addition project. Effective Saturday, the sidewalk on the bridge will be closed as a safety measure.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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