Day in history for September 3, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Democrats of Rock Island should not fail to attend the meeting tonight at the courthouse to make arrangements to form a Democratic club.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Up to noon, 150 students had registered for courses at Augustana College.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Five finalists in the CBS Television Daytime Televisit Week contest, sponsored by WHBF-TV and The Argus, were announced today. They are: Mrs. Barbara Torrance Walzem, 1503 29 1/2 St., Rock Island. Mrs. Willard T. Jecks, 2206 46th St., Rock Island. Mrs. Jean Huber, 633 28th Ave., East Moline. Mrs. Erma H. Kiely, Milan. Mrs. Kathryn Leng, 509 N. Chestnut St., Aledo.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.

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