Day in history for October 1, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Dr. Lewis will begin a course of lectures at Island City Hall Friday on the subject of health. Lectures will be illustrated.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. R.B. Williams has been named head of the newly formed Rock Island Ministerial Alliance.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
The Vi-Counts, Rock Island quartet which won first place in the Illinois division of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America Inc., last weekend, was honored last night at a party in Hauberg Civic Center. The welcome-home affair was sponsored by the Rock Island and Davenport chapters of the SPEBSQSA. The Vi-Counts are composed of Robert L. Maurus, Rock Island; Max Lauser, Wilton Junction, Iowa; Jack L. Moore, Moline, and Robert K. Livesay, East Moline.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.

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