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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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