Day in history for October 29, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
A remarkable case has just been decided in Brooklyn City Court, to the effect that a single woman can recover damages from a married man for breach of marriage promise. Married men who desert their wives for more attractive faces would do well to remember this case. 1883 -- 125 years ago: J.S. Gillmore is erecting a substantial brick packing house to replace the frame building which was destroyed by fire last spring. 1908 -- 100 years ago: Burglars broke into a bakery in Moline and obtained $380 in cash. 1933 -- 75 years ago: Snow flurries and freezing temperatures last night carried the first warning of winterAndrsquo;s impending arrival in the Quad-Cities. 1958 -- 50 years ago: More than 90 days have elapsed since Moline has had a fatal traffic accident and that means there will be one day of free parking, the date yet to be decided. The last traffic fatality occurred on July 16. Traffic Sgt. Arthur Gustus reminded Moline aldermen last night that on March 4 they approved a motion that for every 90 days free of traffic fatalities there would be one day of free parking on city streets and in parking lots. Aldermen last night reaffirmed their action of last March and left details of the plan to be arranged by Gustus and Police Chief Mauritz Nelson in cooperation with merchants. 1983 -- 25 years ago: Fourth-graders Aime Harker, Dan McConaghy and Aimee Moore, all 9, from Garfield School, sold goodies Friday to raise funds to aid in the restoration of the Statue of Liberty.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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