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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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