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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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