Day in history for August 3, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We notice that the Island City Saloon has again been opened by the proprietors of the house, and we are glad to notice that Harry has been retained as master of ceremonies.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Miss Nallie Burke, famous equestrienne, will give an exhibition of her ability in Rock Island Aug. 15.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island railway postal clerks claimed the state baseball championship yesterday afternoon when they defeated the Chicago team, 5 to 2.

1933 -- 75 years ago
A number of additional prizes have been obtained for winners in the Jimmy Allen model airplane races to be held Saturday afternoon at the Davenport Municipal Airport, according to the joint committee of the Rock Island, Davenport and Moline Junior Chambers of Commerce, sponsors.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Marion exploded for nine runs in the sixth inning, when Rock Island committed five errors, to defeat the host team, 10-6, for the Illinois Babe Ruth League championship last night at Douglas Park.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Five beige Illinois Department of Corrections buses lined up inside the East Moline Correctional Center compound Tuesday afternoon, waiting to unload 186 prisoners that would nearly double the institutionAndrsquo;s population. Transferred from prisons around the state, the convicts were being moved to the EMCC as part of the DOCAndrsquo;s Andldquo;crashAndrdquo; program to relieve overcrowding in other facilities.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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