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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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