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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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