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: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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