Day in history for August 28, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Prof. A. A. Griffith, who is at present engaged in giving a course of lectures on elocution to a class in Davenport, proposes to visit Rock Island the first of next week to see if a class can be formed.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Captain Edward H. Dunavin of Company A has completed arrangements for a rifle match at the local range on Labor Day.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
About 1,000 screaming teenagers helped singing idol Tommy Sands celebrate his 21st birthday in Moline last night.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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