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: 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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