Day in history for August 30, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The brick work on the high school building is about being completed. The building has been made more substantial than it was before it burned. A brick wall has been run up inside, which was not in the former, substantial braces or stays have been put in, and the building improved in other ways, so that it will be in point of strength, as good as it could be.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island County teachersAndrsquo; institute which has been held at the Rock Island high school building closed this morning.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
The fate of Browning Field, where fire last Saturday destroyed the grandstand, concerned Moline aldermen last night and the city will discuss future plans with school officials.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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