Day in history for August 27, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
There is an immense quantity of fruit in our market now. Wise Rock Islanders ought to take advantage of the situation.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Committees are at work preparing the program for the annual Rock Island Labor Day celebration.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
A brief history of the Sauk and Fox Indians was outlined by Dr. R.W. Slack of Davenport, second vice president of the Indian Pow-Wow Council, at the Rock Island Rotary Club luncheon yesterday noon.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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