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 are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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