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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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