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 Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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