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 store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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