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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.

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