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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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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