Day in history for September 11, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Prof. Griffith and his class will give some readings tomorrow. The selection will complete patriotic, sentimental, dramatic, moral, tragic and amusing pieces.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
According to the library report, a total of 4,143 publications were circulated last month.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
A motor trip through the East the last week of August provided a Rock Island family with a thrill they soon wonAndrsquo;t forget. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Levenhagen and their 11-year-old son Johnny of 2428 18th Ave., were driving through southern New York on their way home from their trip when they were stopped by police just outside Andover, N.Y. They were invited to spend the evening in Andover as the communityAndrsquo;s guests with meals, entertainment and lodging ''on the house.''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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