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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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