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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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