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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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