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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

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