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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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