Day in history for September 10, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Ruhlmann Andamp; Co. received a large quantity of fine peaches. Now is the time to secure a supply of the fruit to preserve for winter use.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Billy Papke of Kewanee won the worldAndrsquo;s middleweight championship last night at Los Angeles, gaining the decision over Stanley Ketchal in the 12th round.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Striking bricklayers will slow down the work on the Rock Island High School addition, according to Benj. A. Horn, architect, who appeared before the board of education last night. Horn could make no commitments about when the remaining classrooms, fieldhouse and swimming pool will be ready for use. The bricklayers have remained off their jobs since Aug. 20.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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