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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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