Day in history for September 2, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Frederick Moss is now east to purchase a stock of winter goods, which cannot be surpassed.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island District camp meeting of the Methodist Church closed today.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
The new Moline Senior High School went into use for the first time today, marking a milestone in the history of the community. The gleaming, sprawling structure on the southeast edge of the city was the site of teachersAndrsquo; meetings today, and tomorrow students will troop to it to begin their 1958-59 round of classes.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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