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: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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