Day in history for September 13, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Two go-ahead young men, Conrad Beck and Augustana Nester have purchased KaleAndrsquo;s Barber shop on Eagle Street. They are capital shavers. Give them a call.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island YMCA has decided to conduct classes in salesmanship for young men who are unemployed.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gass, 1416 7th Ave., Rock Island, have received word that their son, Pfc. Wayne Gass, has been promoted to corporal. Cpl. Gass has been stationed in Hawaii for the past 18 months, but will return to the United States Oct. 15. Gass was employed by FarrellAndrsquo;s Market before entering the service in November 1956.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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