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: 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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