Day in history for August 24, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The members of the Masonic fraternity in Rock Island are respectfully invited to attend a Masonic Service at their new hall in Rock Island on Friday evening at 8 oAndrsquo;clock. Take due notice and govern yourselves accordingly. Tickets $1 per couple.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island county annual teachersAndrsquo; institute will open tomorrow morning at the Rock Island high school building.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Advance preparations are nearly completed for the 19th annual Indian Pow Wow, to be held Saturday through Monday at Black Hawk State Park, Rock Island. Seats in the outdoor amphitheater have been repainted; special sound and lighting systems have been installed.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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