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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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