Day in history for August 8, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Yesterday was decidedly one of the hottest days of the season. It was a day that would give sinners a faint idea of what is in store for them.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Twelve Rock Island men left for Bloomington, Ill., today to attend the state convention of Red Men in that city.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Thirty-one miles will be added to the Rock Island Southern Lines from Viola to Aledo.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Arrangements have been completed for the community night program to be given at Long View Park tomorrow night. It will be presented as one of three community night programs planned by the Rock Island Playground and Recreation Commission as concluding features of the season. Don Sweet of East Moline will serve as master of ceremonies at Long View.

1958 -- 50 years ago
The Rock Island ArsenalAndrsquo;s first launcher systems and components for the Nike-Hercules, the ArmyAndrsquo;s faster, longer range missile, have rolled off the assembly line. The ArmyAndrsquo;s Nike-Hercules, a surface-to-air missile, is used in guarding metropolitan areas in America from a surprise enemy attack.

1983 -- 25 years ago
It was just a friendly, little gathering you understand Andndash; just Willie Nelson and about 14,000 of his good friends right here in the Quad-Cities. When the 6:30 showtime rolled around at the Great Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, the orderly crowd was primed for a good time.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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