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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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