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: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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