Day in history for August 23, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We have contemplated for the past two weeks of publishing our paper on Sunday instead of Monday. This morning we commence doing so.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Dr. A.T. Ekblad of superior, Wis., has obtained $7,000 in additional funds for the Augustana College Jubilee fund.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Hundreds of enthusiastic Quad-City juvenile fishermen took every available vantage point around Riverside Park lagoon, fishing for prizes in the 11th annual ChildrenAndrsquo;s Fishing Rodeo. Some were boasting eight to 10 fish.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.

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