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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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