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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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