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: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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