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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  Today is Friday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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