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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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