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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