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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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