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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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