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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."

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