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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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