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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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