Day in history for September 1, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Last Friday $42 was stolen from a home on the Rock Island levee. The thief entered the bedroom and took the money out of a pair of pantaloons hanging on a chair.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Two saloons in Rock Island were ordered closed today for an indefinite period because of violation of Sunday regulation.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Smoke in the Rialto Theater, 624 9th St., about 10:30 last night resulted in an alarm for Rock Island firemen who found a cleaning rag smoldering in a closet in the building. No damage resulted. The cause was listed as spontaneous combustion.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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