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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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