Day in history for August 6, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We are now turning out job work of excellent workmanship. We do all kinds, from a shin-plaster to a mammoth poster in color or black and white.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Fully 2,500 laborers attended the picnic at BrooksAndrsquo; Grove yesterday.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The City Council inspected improvement work done in Rock Island yesterday and today.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Following a series of conferences between officials of the Rock Island baseball club and Sidney Weil, president of the Cincinnati Reds, it was announced today that Tom Robello, third baseman of the Islanders, will report to Cincinnati next Friday.

1958 -- 50 years ago
One of the last three remaining breweries in Iowa, the plant of the Uchtorff Brewing Co., West 2nd St., Davenport, will be dismantled. Albert F. Uchtorff, president of Uchtorff Co., announced he has signed a contract with the Eagle Industrial Service, Rock Island, to remove the beer manufacturing buildings and equipment.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Beer sales at Indian Bluff Golf Course could be a good source of revenue and Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission members will decide if they should break with tradition and sell beer there next year.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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