Day in history for September 15, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The city collector says the money must come in. The city wants it badly.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Enrollment in Rock Island public schools is down five students from last year.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Growing through a crack in a cement driveway, a sunflower Andldquo;treeAndrdquo; has reached the height of 10 feet. The volunteer plant, which boasts about 15 blossoms, is an unusual sight at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Hallas, 3007 35th Ave., Rock Island. Hallas said the plant started growing in a crack near the garage door, and is now two feet higher than the eaves of the garage.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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