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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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