Day in history for August 29, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
A male principal, female assistant in a grammar department and a female principal in an intermediate department are wanted in the Rock Island Schools. Applicants for the same will be examined Tuesday, Sept. 7, at nine oAndrsquo;clock a.m. in the School House near the Methodist Church.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
J.D. Cady was leading G. Decker French, of Davenport, at the end of the first 18 holes of the 36-hole final for the Arsenal Golf club championship.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
The 24-alley Town Andamp; Country Bowling Lanes, 37th Avenue and 11th Street, Rock Island, is rapidly nearing completion and the opening is scheduled for the weekend. Featuring automatic pin setting machines and under-the-alley ball returns, the Town Andamp; Country will be one of the largest bowling centers in the area.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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