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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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