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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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