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 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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