Day in history for September 6, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Our streets yesterday presented a very lively appearance. There were a great many wagons in with all kinds of produce.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. Fred J. Rolf of Massena, Iowa, has accepted a call to the pastorate of the German Evangelical Church on 9th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues in Rock Island.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Institution of a new Sunshine Girl Council of Pythian Sisters took place last night at the Pythian Club, Rock Island. Miss Lonetta Lingard, Rock Island, was elected and installed as royal princess. The council is sponsored by Elizabeth Temple No. 87 of Rock Island and installation was conducted by the installing officers of Saukenuk Council of Milan.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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