Day in history for September 9, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The present mayor and city council are doing a great job for the future of Rock Island by their judicious improvements on the streets. If this work is continued several years, Rock Island will be able to boast of the finest streets of any city in the west.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Allan Doone and Jean Fearnley will appear in ''Molly Bawn'' at the Illinois Theater Sept. 11.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
The Argus today named a new Andldquo;television columnist.Andrdquo; She is Mrs. Willard T. Jecks, 2206 46th St., Rock Island, winner of the CBS Television Daytime Televisit Week contest, co-sponsored by WHBF-TV and this newspaper. Mrs. Jecks, a young housewife and mother of two children, will begin her employmentAndrdquo; Saturday when she leaves by airplane for New York City for an 8-day Andldquo;assignmentAndrdquo; at the CBS-TV studios.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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  Today is Wednesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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