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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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