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: 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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