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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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