Day in history for October 11, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
HendersonAndrsquo;s dramatic troupe intends to speak at the Island City Hall on or about Oct. 15.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
The total circulation at the Rock Island Public Library for the month of September was 4,263 publications.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Hyman Goldman, president of HymanAndrsquo;s Furniture Store Inc., announces the grand opening of the expanded store. An open house will be from 1 to 6 p.m. tomorrow in connection with the formal opening, featuring the remodeled and expanded upholstered furniture shop and the newly-acquired chair store. The operators of the store are Mr. and Mrs. Hyman Goldman, generally known in the Quad-Cities area as Andldquo;Mr. and Mrs. HymanAndrdquo; and their son, Stanley Goldman.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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