Day in history for August 26, 2008

1883 -- 125 years ago
The chancery and civil dockets for the September term of circuit court was closed last night. There were 284 cases entered.1908 -- 100 years ago:

1933 -- 75 years ago
Stages of the Mississippi River have fallen below the 1864 basic low water levels and are touching the 1931 marks which were the lowest in the recorded history of the river.1958 -- 50 years ago:

1983 -- 25 years ago
Patti Johnson and Janice Moriarity have been named co-chairwomen of volunteer recruitment for Andldquo;Friends of 24Andrdquo; a volunteer support group for WQPT Andndash; TV, the new Quad-Cities public television station which will begin telecasting this fall.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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