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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.

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