Day in history for September 25, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The Rock Island Shaving Salon has for sale a new article -- Andldquo;Hair PreserverAndrdquo; -- which they sell put up in large bottles for 50 cents. It is an excellent article for preserving, restoring and cleansing the hair.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
A class of 30 was given citizenship in Rock Island Circuit Court yesterday. Most of the applicants were Belgians.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Mosenfelders Inc., today announced the opening of a new shoe department for men and young men in their menAndrsquo;s wear store at 1709 2nd Ave., Rock Island. A stock of some 1,750 pairs of shoes will be carried at all times, which will make Mosenfelders one of the largest exclusively menAndrsquo;s and young menAndrsquo;s shoe departments in the Quad-Cities.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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